30 Days Of Jaye: WHEN I CONSIDER HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT (2011)

This is actually a quote from the poet, writer John Milton–the writer of Paradise Lost. Y’all should read that too. -JBHarris

Light bearer,

Trouble maker,

Dirty face kid.

Mother of two,

Sister of seven,

Blood washed sinner

Fearful and courageous

Teary and soft

Last in my own thought.

Dreamer, Trickster

Hiding inside paper folders

Pieces of days…

I consider the days

Wonder of the missed

Aware of what has passed, passes

To flow into the waters of future

Pools reflect just enough to drown in.

-Jennifer Bush (now Harris), 2011–English 3030 with Dr. D. Wall.