• Wait

    Jennifer Habel

    Spring 2019

    A week seems longer now
    than a fortnight used to. I hardly know
    what has happened worthy of recording. I wonder
    if he rode up the mountain last night.
    I wonder if he is sleepy.
    I know him too well to think
    that any avoidable circumstance
    kept him away. I have no reason
    to doubt what he says.

    Jennifer Habel is the author of Good Reason, winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition. Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Gulf Coast, the Massachusetts Review, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere.

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