Sister Visits From South Korea

Her sister visits from South Korea,
salt of the Pacific Ocean at her back.
The mists of San Francisco,
            winds of Chicago,
the still waters of clear lakes,
            swelling rivers—
a wet spring, season of floods and sandbags—
all of this at her back.

From South Korea with the salt of the Pacific,
an unmarried sister to help raise her nephew and niece,
the azure blue and pink
            flowers from her temong dream,
as close as stitches of an embroidered design,
twin sprouts on a single vine.

Jennifer LeBlanc earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her first full-length book, Descent, was published by Finishing Line Press (2020) and was named a Distinguished Favorite in Poetry (2021) by the Independent Press Award. Individual poems have been published in journals such as The Adirondack Review, CAIRN, The Main Street Rag, and Melusine. Jennifer was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize and works in the English Department at Tufts University.

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