by Karen McAferty Morris
Life is full of dancing.
Swallowtails, sunlit water, the aspen.
I have seen it. Now in this little room
I watch only shadows.
But they sway and glide on the wall,
graceful partners to the end.
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Karen McAferty Morris loves poetry for its ability to lift both the heart and mind to discoveries, connections and, ultimately, comfort. She is Poetry Editor of the National League of American Pen Women’s magazine The Pen Woman. Her chapbook Elemental was published in April 2018, followed by Confluence in May 2020. She lives in the Florida panhandle and north Alabama.