Word Collector

Word Collector

I am a word


Like old ribs

I find them

In books,

On tongues,

In minds
Of friends and strangers.

I mine them from dirt,

And gather them up

On bits of paper,

And examine them,

Pinning them up

On my refrigerator

To study

While I hunt for food.


 Catherine Coundjeris

A former elementary school teacher, Catherine has also taught writing at Emerson College and ESL writing at Urban College in Boston.  She is published in Peeking Cat Literary Magazine, Crossways Online Journal, Mused Bella Online Journal Metfore Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, 34th Parallel Magazine, and Borrowed Solace.  Currently she is living with her family in Frederick and she is working on a YA novel. Catherine volunteers as an ESL Coordinator with the Literacy Council of Frederick County and she is very passionate about adult literacy. 

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