Beach Stones on the Window Ledge

Children’s faces all in a row,
blindly staring.

It’s a silent recess line-up.
Blushing, sallow, pocked, or
translucent, freckled, smooth:

the scarred and bedazzled.

Virginia Boudreau hails from a seaside community on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia where she is employed as a Learning Disabilities Specialist with the local school board. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of North American literary publications, most recently Adanna, Soliloquies, The Voices Project, and the Cumberland River Review.