Poet’s Corner: Contemplating Connection

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By Rebecca Perkalis

Papers strewn about

On a thick, cherry wood table

A cold, blustery breeze

Turns the curtains

Jaggedly

Papers strewn across

The table

Slipped under

Table, chairs

Spaces under the stove

Secrets or sheets

Hiding away

I open the

Pine door

Whoosh of a fall gust gale

Tries to knock

Me down

I see the secret stories

Poems written

Beginnings of a self tale

As I quickly

Gather these

On top

An untamed secret story

Meant

For me

The past

To the present

Discovered

As truth

Rebecca Perkalis has been writing poetry since middle school. Some of her

favorite poets are Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath. Her poetry is personal, with

emotional elements. She has a B.A. in sociology from Emmanuel College in

Boston. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys acrylic painting.