Janice D. Soderling

Vita brevis

A flustering of motion in the greenery,

the eloquence of August,
a rising of the heart, unseemly,
as we walk (two elegant contraptions
of muscle, skin and bone) toward evening
and the practiced codes of bed.
Sweet little death.

Janice D. Soderling has recent and forthcoming work at Alabama Literary Review, Hobart, Per Contra, Measure, Evansville Review, Raintown Review, and elsewhere. She was guest associate editor for the special translation issue of Able Muse, and has been a featured reader at TransatlanticPoetry on Air:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t_zd7yfx88



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