When I Remember

You are the building
that makes me whole —
my upright infrastructure.
They tell me you are bone,
sing songs that this
connects to that,
but how else to explain

the mystery pain
that takes up residence
in random places?

the cache they cannot see
with their machines
or diagnose with certainty?

the telltale whispers
in my head that haunt
but never relent?

the words that break off
from aftershocks
and fall at my feet,
collected in bowls
around my house?

I pick one up and write:
this is the labyrinth,
the year of sadness,
the walk on hallowed ground,
the day we saw whales
and he loved me because
I cheered.

Poem & Photo ©2017, Jen Payne

Looking for Evidence of Flossing?

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NOW ON SALE!

Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind
73 Poems by Jen Payne
80+ Original & Vintage Photographs
180 Pages, Full Color, Signed, $21.99


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Or stop by the Martha Link Walsh Gallery for this weekend’s book launch events!
Saturday, October 14, 3-6pm & Sunday, October 15, Noon – 2pm
188 North Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
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Book Launch! Evidence of Flossing!

Join us to celebrate the publication of the newest book by Jen Payne!

LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More

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SUNDAY SALON
Sunday, October 15 • Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More

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Hosted by
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street • Branford, CT

For more, email 3chairspublishing@gmail.com.

A Way with Words: Payne Pens Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind

By Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, Shore Publishing

No doubt about it, Jen Payne has a way with words. From her volunteer “pet project” as web designer for the Branford Land Trust (BLT) website for nearly 20 years to her newest book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the Branford author and artist brings together words and images to champion the natural world and remind us of what she terms “our divine and innate connection with nature.” The book also provides telling social commentary and photos showing “evidence” warning of a growing disregard for nature’s gifts and for each other. (Read More)

Have you seen Evidence of Flossing?

We have and we can’t wait to show you!
Join us for the official launch of Evidence of Flossing…

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LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More

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SUNDAY SALON
Sunday, October 15 • Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More

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Hosted by
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street • Branford, CT

For more, email 3chairspublishing@gmail.com.

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Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind
Poetry & Photography by Jennifer A. Payne
180 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Color Photos
Available from Three Chairs Publishing, October 2017

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