Judy Katz

Sunday in Connecticut
January 24, 2019 Katz Judy

Sunday in Connecticut

I drive into town.
The streets are damp and breathing,
a few clumps of snow remain
in the yards. Cars parked
in front of the church, and the old
stone library locked in sleep. Behind it,
I take my walk. I listen to the birds
and talk to my mother. I tell her about
my life, but not in words. I just walk
and breathe out what the children are doing,
who they are. She picks it all up.
When I pass the pond and reach
the shady part of the path, where the trees
interlace their fingers at the top –
I stop talking, even inside myself.

Judy Katz‘s poems have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Women’s Review of Books, Salamander, Bellevue Literary Review, upstreet and other online and print journals. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been included in a number of anthologies, including Plume Anthologies 6 & 7.