Ann Kestner

The Bridal Veil
“It’s a net.
She’s caught in it.”
“It’s tulle,” I tell her.
“No, it’s a net.
I’m sure of it.”
Five-year-old flower girl
and the words I will never forget.

Ann Kestner is the founder and editor of the online literary journal Poetry Breakfast. For over 25 years her poems have appeared in various journals. She is the poet in residence at the Poetry and Arts Barn in Cream Ridge, NJ where she hosts a variety of writing groups and poetry readings.