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Self-Made Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo Do you ever tell yourself stories at night? There            curled within the bedcovers        safe behind the darkness of closed eyes                     …do you imagine scenes to build a bridge                             between the waking world                                                       and dreamland? Simple tales            perhaps       of remembered places from childhood                   that you might visualizeContinue reading “Self-Made Visions (A Poem)”

My Child and I (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by A.L. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, and a few other things. Hope you enjoy it!] The mother stitched   fabric together into the design   of an anthropomorphic fox      adorned in a simple dress      with a bow tied near one ear But it was my child who  Continue reading “My Child and I (A Poem)”

Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to my grandparents, who both passed away during the past two years, and my mother. When my brother and I were very young, we wound up staying with our grandparents for about a year. During that time, our mother had a very special way of getting us out ofContinue reading “Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)”

A DIY Wall Calendar (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. My parents had a really neat wooden calendar with interchangeable pieces, and I tried to find one of my own recently. The unfortunate thing is they are difficult to find in stores, and one that I ordered online wound up being a bit too small.Continue reading “A DIY Wall Calendar (A Poem)”

A Lost Sole (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I have several fond childhood memories connected with beaches. How about you?] I remember. .. I went to the beach  when the tide was high and   the reefs tugged at my sandals The sand squeezed   between my toes    in calm invitation We chose to play    a fond and simpleContinue reading “A Lost Sole (A Poem)”

Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: In tribute to childhood stories everywhere.] Within the hallowed pages      of certain curious volumes        childhood visions are always at play             like lullabies that echo in the mind long                   after the lights have given way                                     to darkened         starry restfulness They call to mind stories told at bedsidesContinue reading “Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)”

Remembered Places (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve been nostalgic lately.] I came across a yellowed photograph   deep in the chest of my memories   wedged between childhood fantasies                     much like ships in bottles    and long-forgotten amusements               nostalgic as paper kites The picture depicted the beach     in a small town I hadContinue reading “Remembered Places (A Poem)”