Not an e-card
not a quick kiss in the morning

I give you myself
wrapped in a broad ribbon
—weekday afternoon
sun slanting through open windows
phone silenced
and the thin melody of a juvenile finch.

About the Author, Eva-Maria Sher: My poetry has appeared in After Happy Hour Review, The Adirondack Review, Big Scream, Cadillac Cicatrix, California Quarterly, Cape Rock, Door Is A Jar Magazine, Dos Passos Review, Drunk Monkeys, East Jasmine Review, Euphony, Forge, Front Range Review, GW Review, The HitchLit Review, The Hollins Critic, ken*again, Old Red Kimono, OxMag, The Paragon Journal, Penmen Review, Prism Review, riverSedge, Rougarou, Ship of Fools, Slag Review, Soundings East, Third Wednesday, Vending Machine Press, Westview, and Willow Review.

Born in Germany at the end of WWII, Eva-Maria Sher was already writing poems as a child. At seventeen, she emigrated to the United States, studied literature, taught, raised three children, and have in the past ten years rediscovered her passion for writing. She lives on Whidbey Island, WA, where she offers workshops for children and adults in poetry, book-making, collage, and puppetry. Sher recently published Chewing Darkness, her first book of poems and is working on a second one. She has written and composed a CD of lullabies, and is the author/illustrator of The Scintillating Little Dragon, a coloring book about nurturing the creative spirit.