Genie lamps surround her.
Invisible to others, they burn
What shall she wish for?
Music behind her eyes
She wishes for the language of seagulls
t.m. thomson's work has most recently appeared in The West Trade Review and Borrowed Solace and mutiny! magazine and will be featured in upcoming issues of The Voices Project and The Blue Ash Review. Three of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Awards: "Seahorse and Moon" in 2005, "I Walked Out in January" in 2016, and "Strum and Lull" in 2018. She has co-authored Frame and Mount the Sky, a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry (2017) and is author of Strum and Lull (2019) and The Profusion (2019). She has a writer's page at https://www.facebook.com/TaunjaThomsonWriter/.