When polishing sterling silver,
Use a soft cream and a damp cloth
Lest you scratch the shiny surface
Of what you never meant to mar.
A mother of four children, Jane Blanchard divides her time between Augusta and St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. Her poetry appears this year in Decanto, The Enigmatist, James Dickey Review, Light, Magnolia Quarterly, New Plains Review, The Oxford So & So, Pearl, Penwood Review, REAL, RiverSedge, Sandy River Review, Thema, Third Wednesday, Trinacria, Turtle Quarterly, and elsewhere.