A sunny morning reflection
has put trees in my neighbors’ kitchen,
a breezy criss-cross of branches
swaying as someone makes breakfast

among the leaves
someone opens the refrigerator
a phone might be ringing
coffee might be brewing

the dog might be barking, romping
in her see-through forest
until the sun changes slant
and shadows steal the moment away

Susan Gundlach’s poems have appeared in such journals as After Hours, in the “poetry tutorial” The Crafty Poet II, and in the walkway of the Evanston Public Library. Her poems for children can be seen in Cricket magazine and Balloons Literary Journal. She has served as visiting artist at local grade schools and was featured in an exhibit that paired her poems with works by a printmaker colleague. Most recently she has co-edited the poetry anthology, In Plein Air. Sue lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her family, human and canine.

See more of her work in issues 1.4 and 2.4 and 3.2 and 4.1