Beate Sigriddaughter, www.sigriddaughter.net, grew up in Nürnberg, Germany. Her playgrounds were a nearby castle and World War II bomb ruins. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment), USA, where she was poet laureate from 2017 to 2019. In her blog Writing In A Woman’s Voice, she publishes other women’s work.
After Saying Goodbye
All winter long she told herself a love story.
Now spring has come with moonlight
in its mouth and seeds of summer doubt.
She who always specialized in the impossible—
what will she do now? She will sleep
in the arms of the sun. She will
take long showers, just so she can sing.
On the train to her vague future she passes
a scrap metal dump in Trenton. She hears this:
Nothing that has roots can also have wings.