Food Poem – In the Produce Aisle by Kirsten Dierking

In the vivid redof the fresh berries,in the pebbled skinof an emerald lime,in the bright colorsof things madeto be transitory, you see the samelovelinessyou find in your owndelicate flesh,the lines fannedaround your eyescharming likethe burnishof plums, your life likeall the otherfragile organics,your soft handhovering overthe succulent apple,you reach for it,already transforming. Kirsten Dierking, “In the… Read More Food Poem – In the Produce Aisle by Kirsten Dierking

Things That Cannot Die by Paige Riehl

A spoon in a cup of tea.Letters in yellow envelopes,the way a hand pushed linesinto the soft paper.Morning laughter.A white shirt drapedover her chair.An open window. The air.Call of one blackbird.Silence of another.November. Summer.My love for you, I say.My love for you infinitytimes a million, my son says.Sounds of piano notesas they rest in treetops.The… Read More Things That Cannot Die by Paige Riehl