each time the lily folds the moon flies to the edge of the cosmos stretching the canvas rain pelts calla petals wind tears pistil distills a scent nectar of moon earth forms a lattice a ladder to the moon and back in the house next door a woman waters the flower until the flower weeps poems for her garden
Constance E. Boyle (MFA, Goddard ’94) was born in Jersey City, NJ and resides in Arvada, CO. She writes poetry and short stories. Journal publications include Melusine and So To Speak (George Mason University), with poems forthcoming in PMS. Her chapbook, Double Exposure, placed first in the 2005 Plan B Press Poetry Chapbook Competition. Connie was a physician assistant in Community Health (Denver Health) for 28 years, providing primary health care to adolescents for the last 18 and an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Colorado Dept of Pediatrics. Currently, she teaches creative writing to adolescents.