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I Am Waiting

By April 11, 2023 One Comment

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. —Michelangelo

I am waiting for the traffic light to change, luck, too;
for someone to answer my phone call, to break into
the repetitive recording—your waiting time is less than
thirty minutes. I am waiting for the right opportunity.]
I am waiting to lose weight, to sound like Lady Gaga,
to take her place alongside Tony Bennett. I am waiting
to find a bone marrow match for the love of my life
who’s been with me nearly all my life.

I recently read of a French woman
imprisoned thirty-eight years in the Tower of Constance
for practicing her faith. According to tradition, she became
her fellow prisoners’ lifeline to the outside world, writing
letters to improve conditions in the dark, dank tower,
teaching her sisters to read and write and pass the time,
by watching her carve Recistez with her knitting
needle into the dungeon’s stone wall.
I want to be like that woman. I want to wait on
while I wait for.

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Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor is a retired, 35-year English teacher from Georgia. Her favorite genre to teach high school students was poetry, and today she dedicates more time to writing it, her major themes focused on family, place, and faith. She says she writes to give testimony to the past and to her heritage. She has been published in several journals, both on-line and in print, and in 2021, she published her first collection of poems, Strange Fire.

One Comment

  • Chris Britt says:

    The strength in these words is amazing. As we wait on so many things in life we must maintain a certain reality. The reality is our journey and how it relates to the journey of others.
    Love your talent of words💚