Edytta A. Wojnar
To Aging Well
To praise a cabbage soup, hands
that chopped the woven leaves then chose
the right amount of fennel seeds.
To sit on a park bench
sunlight on your forehead erasing
shadows from its furrows.
To tell a spouse to put
down the carried load
carelessly picked up years ago.
To wish his former lover
happiness. To do it
Edytta A. Wojnar began writing poetry in Poland in her native language. Her chapbook Stories Her Hands Tell was selected for publication by Finishing Line Press in 2013 and Here and There was published by the same press in 2014. She lives with her husband and children in northern New Jersey.