Thursday, April 15, 2021

6

The rain eases.
A black-capped
chickadee trills
joy, screams relief.
So brash! The leaves clap
and encourage her thrill.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

5

(Photo by Taslima Akhter)

The sea of stone 
in which they swim 
cements the lovers' 
embrace. 
                One wave's 
weight breaks 
her back. 
                The death-
grip strain stains his 
cheek, a final tear 
of blood.