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Laughter in the Eaves by Jan Avellana

community creative writing poetry & prose Jan 19, 2022
Laughter in the Eaves poem

Laughter in the eaves

is filled with
laughter dripping
the eaves.

It will greet me
wide margins,
endless fields
of tall grasses
on a feather’s breath,
and swaths
of quiet hush
and there are
a thousand
secret places
to be
and alone
but never

And all
the words
I have
ever needed
will be there
in heaven
the eaves
drip with


Jan Avellana is a school teacher with the soul of an artist, writer. She grew up reading in dimly lit corners, a mousy, bespectacled girl who til this day, holds ferocious love of her family and friends. Jan is part fish, so you can find her in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean if she isn’t at work. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband, two sons and their dog Radar.

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