Vapour Trail. A poem by S.B. Borgersen

One chalk line across unblemished skies
is this a tip-toeing back with one tentative
tender mark?

There once were many — too many
strident — non-hesitant — confident
criss-crossing — scratching — cross-hatching
scarring — blemishing blue with white
bringing — taking — striking


constant streams of vapour through an invisible constellation

Since March there have been none

now here is one — the first
streaking from east to west
a single gossamer strand of hair
from the underbelly of a soft white dog

leaving behind a spreading trail of vapour


Internationally published, S.B. Borgersen writes, knits socks, and walks her dogs on the shores of Nova Scotia, Canada. Her favoured genres are short and micro fiction, and poetry. She is a longstanding member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and an enthusiastic member of the international online writing group for expats, Writers Abroad. Sue’s collection of 150 micro fictions, While the Kettle Boils, will be published by Unsolicited Press in early 2021. Her collected poems, Of Daisies and Dead Violins will be published later that year. For the full list of her publications visit. 

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