Now That You Are Forty

by | Nov 3, 2015 | Poetry

for love if
you love me
be still for

me for the
electric
eye never

stops winking
frantically
for it waits

for no one
for you the
deafening

horde quiets
for time for
the past for

the hours’ slow
passage to
fast passing

days for the
nights when you
say be slow


Photo by Alexander Bolotnov

About The Author

Wendy Chin-Tanner

Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the poetry collection Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014) and co-author of the graphic novel American Terrorist (A Wave Blue World). She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and co-founder at A Wave Blue World. Born and raised in NYC, she was educated at Cambridge University, UK and now lives in Portland, OR.