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Volume 14 • Number 1 • Spring-Summer 2022

Joan Roger

Today is Enough

I sit on the old brick patio
with a red-leafed maple,
foliage budded tight,

and try to untie knots
of not enough stitched
in my shoulders.

A plump robin bathes
in a nearby fountain.
I sip tea and brush aside

dead leaves with the sole
of my shoe, surprised to find
primroses blooming beneath.

Joan Roger is a poet and physician who lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Pacific University. Her work is forthcoming in Thimble.