At Gate 14

At Gate 14

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An ESME poetry award submission

At Gate 14

I am here alone --

the very last one

staring through the glass

My daughters are gone

with backward glances

down the narrow hallway

My life rotates around them

but now they will hover

just outside my orbit

The full moon rises

luminous as the flares glow

like embers

Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and professor. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press (2013). In 2014, her poem “Written on Skin” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founder of SOUL-LIT, AN ON-LINE POETRY MAGAZINE. Her poems have been featured in Salamander, Ibbetson Street, and the Muddy River Poetry Review, among other publications. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on human rights and sustainability. She lives in Massachusetts with her three daughters: her muses. To read her poetry, go to FLOWERMAP.NET. To learn more about Deborah’s work in sustainability go to: DEBORAHLEIPZIGER.COM.

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