Jennifer Highland

After the Concert
by Jennifer Highland

raindrops staccato leaf to leaf

I enter the night with hands still

stinging from applause

cymbal-shiver of sheet lightning through cloud

Damp-skinned, I wade the electric darkness

ready for a sign, a sound

the wind’s spiraling cadenza

Tonight I am hollow

I am thin-walled, fine-grained

I will resonate to any note that’s true


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 1.

Jennifer HighlandJennifer Highland’s poetry has appeared in Heron Tree, Festival of Language, Josephine Quarterly, Quiddity, and other literary journals and anthologies. She practices osteopathy in New Hampshire’s first solar-powered medical office.

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