The Unthinkable Happened by Jacqueline Jules

And now I seek comfort
in the song of a bird, the bloom of a rose,
the smell of sidewalk after a hot rain.
What in the moment offers relief?
I still breathe, however reluctantly,
in a world which can’t be trusted.
In. Out. In. Out. Seeking comfort
in what remains: The song of a small bird,
the bloom of a red rose, the fresh smell
of sidewalk after a hot rain.




Jacqueline Jules
Jacqueline Jules is the author of Field Trip to the Museum, a collection of narrative poems in the voice of an 18-year-old girl who travels away from self-destructive behavior to a new understanding of herself. Her poetry has been published in numerous places, including Germ Magazine, Cicada, YARN, and The Poetry Friday Anthologies. She is also the author of an upcoming poetry book, Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence. Visit



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