by Miriam Sagan

swans return
to the mirror

a tiny plastic pair

to the reflective surface
once a compact

things return to me

or I
might return

to what possessed me
before I was born.

Miriam Sagan is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Her most recent include Bluebeard’s Castle (Red Mountain, 2019) and A Hundred Cups of Coffee (Tres Chicas, 2019). She is a two-time winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards as well as a recipient of the City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and a New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award. She founded and directed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement. Her blog is Miriam’s Well–http://miriamswell.wordpress.com