Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 19 • Fall 2006 • Poetry

Even Now

Freda Karpf

Common days fold years of intimacy
like legs of an old card table into a square
stowed away for the night.
Days that slid on your hand like an old glove
never knowing the falcon's fall through the sky
or the talon's bite,
even after twenty years,
can be a strange bird
startled by faces in the wind.

Freda Karpf is working on her second book. Her first, Conversations with Nic, is a multi-genre journey through the land of cigarette withdrawal. Her new book is about riding waves, women, and Newark. She's making her way through a master of social work program, working on environmental issues, and body surfing on the Jersey shore as often as she can. Contact Freda at s0453385@monmouth.edu.

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