Heidi Seaborn

November 23, 2023 Seaborn Heidi




Meet me by the shadows & ponds of light where
butterflies mill about like tourists.


We’ll keep museum hours.
Sleep on Mondays, shades drawn.


Live beyond the gaze. Yet watched over
by a cherub or perhaps it’s a cumulous cloud.


We could live comfortably beneath
the brushstrokes. Let the world chatter


about intention & meaning. Remember darling
we were once the original impulse—


conceived as blueprint, like Adam & Eve
by the Grand Artist here in our Eden.


Let’s vow that when we see one another
beyond the canvas, we’ll both look away.


Heidi Seaborn is Executive Editor of The Adroit Journal and winner of the 2022 The Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize in Poetry. She is the author of three award-winning books/chapbooks of poetry: An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe, Give a Girl Chaos, and Bite Marks. Recent work in Blackbird, Beloit, Brevity, Copper Nickel, diode, Financial Times of London, Penn Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, The Slowdown and elsewhere. Heidi holds an MFA from NYU.  heidiseabornpoet.com