Careful Woman Linda Baldanzi Poetry

local_library Careful Woman

by Linda Baldanzi

Published in Issue No. 245 ~ October, 2017

Nasty echoes transfer from civilization to civilization.

Opened eyed nights struggle to get beyond dawns.

I’m a careful woman— riding inertia’s mule—avoiding

cumbersome truths. I’ve seen angels sit silently in

larch pines, felt the holiness of steady rain.

Loneliness is not sustaining.

Delicate breaks apart first . . .

Moonlit prey

Smug lions

Amble away.



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Linda Baldanzi teaches poetry at the Fort Lee Public Library, and screens for a publisher of poetry books. She has work appearing in Barrow Street, Redivider, Thin Noon, Euphony and others.