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If I Had the Time

A poem

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July 11, 2018
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I wouldn’t perch
on the chair’s edge
poised to be the life raft
the comic relief
the wine to fill the cups
that wait half-empty.
I’d skootch all the way back
see if this chair
could bear my weight

Sandee Finley
Sandee Finley is a wife and retired homeschool teacher of five who is finding her voice, or at least the courage to share it, at age fifty-six. While poetry is her go to, she also writes essays, liturgies, and children’s stories. Recently transplanted from rural Missouri to suburban Kansas, she is thrilled to be a part of a community of female artists who encourage and nudge one another to step out and speak up as living gospel-bearers. You can follow her on Twitter.

Cover image by Elias Schupmann.

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