“Scarves” by Joan McNerney

I want to make scarves

from the sky. Since I’m not

much of a seamstress, here’s

hoping it won’t be too hard.


I’ll pick up a fleecy white

cloud to cover my neck.


Create a dove grey shawl,

cut out pale blue ones too.

Make entire closets full.


At sunset I will fashion boas

of bright ruby and tangerine.


My midnight mantel will

gleam ebony covering my

shoulders to keep me warm.


If lucky I’ll find some rainbows…

kaleidoscopes to wrap up in.











Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press anthologies, and several Kind of a Hurricane publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses.