Varied Perspectives


Emaciated, the word has

connotations that echo.


A preacher in Tulsa

spreads salvation to

worshippers hoping that

weakness is transitory.


Seeking is knowing

that elevation exists.


A speaker in Dublin

once said souls are for

the backlash of tragedy

to land.


Breath, the internal forest

is freedom incarnate.


A disbeliever in Fresno

sits watching the stars

dive to places below the

ocean. Victims have scars.


Grief is deception bound

only to previous experiences.


A dreamer in Virginia

thinks brisk beachwalks

in winter will shelter her

spirit from harm.