The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

ISSN 2249 2178


Volume-3                                                      DECEMBER -2013                                           Number-2



 by j. blake gordon


late in the afternoon,

the cafe windows fade, and

my eyes fall to your hands


i notice the length of your fingers

holding a glass

to the table


as we discuss the roles

fear plays in our lives


and i know you are brave


this i can see

in your face


again my gaze lowers

in modesty, taken

as i am, by your strength



 by j. blake gordon


beautiful and gentle

life continues

 the world surrounds

 life continues