For Zan

I was so jealous of you.
You were that collectable champagne glass
in my mirrored curio –
gold-rimmed,
slender stemmed,
gleaming,
overflowing with the stuff of celebration
and wide-mouthed laughter,
lipstick around the edges,
the innocent intoxication
of youth and beauty.
But oh,
so fragile.
That’s all of us.
RIP.
#KatherinesCoffeehouseZan Hailey

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored five books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water and Bury Me Under a Lilac. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA.

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