"In Between"

There is so much

that is inexplicable

in life and death

 

and in the meantime

there’s dinner

to put on the table

 

laundry to

wash, dry and

fold

 

tires

to replace

and rotate

 

a dog to walk

around the block

three times a day

 

children to

raise, grandchildren

to admire

 

the teaching 

of teenagers

to plan and execute

 

the sturm und

drang of an

overwrought brain

 

candles to light

wine to drink

bread to bless

 

the list is endless

until it 

abruptly ends. 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Judith J. Katz is the Lead Teacher for Creative Writing at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School in New Haven, Connecticut, where her signature courses focus on writing poetry. 

Ms. Katz’s work has been published in Edify Fiction Literary Journal, Months to Years, The Literary Nest, Ritualwell, The New Sound Literary Journal, Of Sun and Sand, and Sending Our Condolences. She has been a first runner up in the Kind of a Hurricane Press’s Editor’s Choice Awards and she recently received an NEH grant to study Emily Dickinson.


Judith Katz