Gwen A. Jadwin

Long Kiss Goodnight

Every night she kisses
me twice, as though she
thinks that between the
first and second kiss,
I might disappear like
her absent mother whom
she still worships more
than all her sisters do.

Gwen A. Jadwin is a mother to a beautiful two-year old. She received an MA in English with a certification in Creative Writing (poetry) from Binghamton University. She currently teaches writing at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York (USA). Most recently, her work appears online in LiteraryMama. She can be reached at


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