I kissed her cheek
and whispered,
“Good to see you.”
Snore opened to smile,
her eyes looked up.
“Hello!” she said like a girl.
Then I went into a room with her
back on the day I was born.

Image credit:Justin Schüler

Lance Jencks has been writing poetry for fifty years. In the 1970s he earned an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD in Contemporary Theatre. In the 1980s he published his verse-based roman á clef, "The Wisdom of Southern California," then toured that region with a one-man show of the same name. Lance has been an advertising copywriter, a stock-and-bond broker, and the guy who hooks your car to the chain at the car wash. He lives today in Newport Beach, California, where he was recently featured in the epic bodysurfing movie "Dirty Old Wedge" on Amazon.