Rachel Jamison Webster
Often She’d Drop Into Fathomless
Always she thought mother looking out the window
meant elsewhere, meant longing
for self-wisps rippled in glass and others
in the grass, across the tracks beyond that.
She didn’t know until you mother could be
me, looking out the window could be this
third-person glancing it—joy—
so whole she only hems it like a guest.
Rachel Jamison Webster grew up in Northeastern Ohio and now lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner Richard and their daughter. She teaches at Northwestern University and edits the online anthology of international poetry, www.universeofpoetry.org. More writing is available at http://racheljamisonwebster.blogspot.com.