I Love the Lace

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September 25, 2018 by The Citron Review

by Gwen Jensen


I love the lace
that holds my breasts
and hold my breath
to think once was
another time
and lace once was
another place
but now.

Gwendolyn Jensen began writing poems when she retired in 2001 from the presidency of Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania). The places where her work has appeared include the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Harvard Review, Salamander, Sanskrit, and Measure. Her first book (Birthright, Birch Brook Press, 2011) is a letterpress edition, now in its second printing. Her second book (As if toward Beauty also Birch Brook Press) was published in 2015. Her third book (also published by Birch Brook Press) is Graceful Ghost, a letterpress edition published this year. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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