Marcia J. Pradzinski, an award-winning poet, lives in Skokie, Illinois. Her poems have been featured in print journals, anthologies, and online. Recent and forthcoming publications include Redheaded Stepchild, Clementine Unbound, Your Daily Poem, and Ink In Thirds. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, Left Behind in 2015. She credits Plumb Line Poets, her cadre of fellow poets, for helping her stay productive. When not reading or writing, she enjoys water aerobics, qigong, walking, and going to movies.
An Accordion of Days
Sunlight creeps in without warning,
bleaches my dreams and tosses them
skyward where emptiness guards
the space I need to move, to think.
No shadows follow me there, I fuse
with the face and open breath of time.
Silence surrounds and consoles until I hear
a blue jay shrieking. Life
scrapes its way in –
an awakening like this won't hold.
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