Angels Outlined by Jeff Flesch

I find you in the smallest particles of earth, where you left me to fend off the dark confused, and bewildered I drew upon the night sky, angels outlined with tears shed before they began to leak from eyes smaller than anyone noticed behind a heart growing stronger, and stronger the more I learned how…

Coal Dust by Jeff Flesch

diamond-like resilience made from coal dust and a little bit of luck from the sun creates flowers blooming in the garden of my heart I trust the calmness of the rain pervading the vacuum of my soul preparing me I bear witness to things out of my control and to the sky always holding me…

Sycamore by Joni Caggiano

skin barren exposing my dense white trunk as I sigh color falls from me as the cold earth is biting absent my ample blanket to shelter birds passing by roots tickling, as moles clawing earth, burrowing fast eyeing a fat grub, eating, and hastily moving on juicy earthworm, now dessert, as he tunnels past leaves…