A wall of water
As though the projectionists’ hand
Has stilled it by his very will.
Had it continued
Life would no longer be.
But it is up to that projectionist
To leave it standing or crash free.
In the doorway of the room
We stonily wait
For our finest moment
When we are made animate…
Jan has been writing poetry since 1972, but her first poem was written in 1967 as a reflection on having a son. From her expressive anthology of gifted poetry Jan now wishes to share her saved poetry with our growing online audience of Kaleidoscope readers.
Kaleidoscope is an annually published journal featuring the creative writing of persons with lived experience of mental illness from across Manitoba.
Selected works are published in a digital, online anthology at www.artbeatstudio.ca/kaleidoscope-online.
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