Emily Dickinson's Selfie
I take a secret picture
after pressing the last summer flowers.
In a long white dress and Birkenstocks
I dance, in grass, for several hours—
Wild days! And now, I'm busy baking bread—
but go out again to pick some greens.
I am happiest in the garden.
I fill a basket with snap beans—
then rush to pull two fresh loaves from the galley.
Love's oven—warm, like immortality!
Not far from here lies Amherst's burial yard.
I scribble poems in pencil on recipe cards.
Jennifer Poteet lives in Montclair, NJ. Her work has appeared recently in Paterson Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Swwim, Whale Road Review and others. Her chapbook Sleepwalking Home was published by Dancing GIrl Press. Jennifer's website is jenniferpoteet.com.