Photography © Karen A. Szklany


My Next Life

as the whiskers of a fox
as condensation on the lip of a glass
as a blade of pre-dawn grass
as a fable
as an eighth note
as alchemy

as something humble,
toothless and unambitious,
ignorant and satisfied

bring me back into a world
that has survived me


Cara Losier Chanoine writes and teaches in New England. Her latest collection is Bowetry: Found Poetry from David Bowie Lyrics from 2016. She likes bad horror movies, black eyeliner, rats, and David Bowie.

Karen A. Szklany was born in New York and now lives in a New England co-housing community. She is the author of several collections of poetry, gardening books and Unitarian Universalist sermons. Karen also serves as a Life Healing and Transformation Coach on the labyrinth path.