Bedtime Stories

Tucked between ample pillows,
seas of blankets,
and dog eared pages,
I sit campfire style
between my children.

There, I teach them
how to spin wonder
into their words,
cast spells with their voices,
turn pages into people
they will never forget.

They listen.
Hooked with anticipation,
they lean in when
the plot pulls

and when it thickens,
when enlightenment
shines upon their impressionable faces,
I reel them in.



About the Poet:
Katie Rendon Kahn lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she chases adventure and poetry prompts with her children. Kahn and her 11 year old daughter turned a poem about places they wanted to see into a children’s book series called “World Adventures.” But, that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to write about the grown up stuff, too. Her poems have appeared in Blackwater Review, Broken Publications, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Barefoot Review, and other anthologies.


Photo by  Alyssa.



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