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Poem in Visions International


Last March, I took myself on an “Artist Date” to Oakwood Cemetery, where I spent the afternoon writing poetry in the sunshine between tombstones, and I’m proud to announce that one of those poems recently found a home in Visions International, a journal of poetry from around the world.

Today, I’d like to share it with you.


Oakwood Cemetery

Breathing is different
in a cemetery.
In   out   in   out
each inhale a second chance
each exhale a choice.
All around, weathered stones
reduce good and evil,
happiness and tragedy
to a few numbers and names.
The sun bears down from a blue sky
while I sit atop a life, shoes off,

© Carie Juettner, 2015.

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Carie Juettner is a teacher and writer in Austin, Texas. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Daily Science Fiction, Nature Futures, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and HelloHorror. She is currently working on a novel for the middle grade audience. Well, CURRENTLY she is drinking a cup of coffee and petting a dog, but she promises to get back to the novel in just a few minutes.

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