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Poem :: Claudia Serea

The Paper Children
by Claudia Serea

claudia-sereaI sit on the floor
and decorate the room
with paper cutouts.

Silhouettes of children,
snipped from a folded newspaper,
fall from my hands.

They float around the room dancing,
playing, pretending
they aren’t gone.

. . . 

Read the rest in the October 2015 issue of The Lake.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet, translator, editor, and designer who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. She is co-founder of National Translation Month which celebrates translation throughout the month of September.

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