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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