Issue 8.5 – Poetry

Issue 8 - Poetry (5)

February is a dark heresy.
Bare branch alters and dull
shell-gray cathedral sky.
Everything so hard and tired
and I wonder if we will ever
know green again.
I chew on prayer seeds, hoping
they taste of tree bud and April.
I wonder if this is what it is
to search for God.


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Alexis-Rueal is a Columbus, Ohio poet whose work has appeared in online and print journals throughout the US and in Europe. She hosts a monthly poetry show called The Second Friday Fete and enjoys performing in venues and festivals throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Her first full-length collection, ‘I Speak Hick’ was published by Writing Knights Press in 2016.

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