Bio Note: I am an award-winning poet and artist. My poems have been published in several anthologies, in newspapers and online, including Sanctuary Magazine, BigCityLit, The Long Island Quarterly, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Verse-Virtual, the RavensPerch, the Trouvaille Review and many more. My work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
you were so grateful for the trees the fearless blazing of the leaves even as they fell each stating in defiance I am still here colors are a reason for joy, you said do you see how pretty they are? I picked you up for the early-morning drive to the doctor knowing in advance what she was going to say all the way there I swallowed the secret stone after stone I sensed you already knew but we spoke only of beautiful things as we watched the leaves falling like thin shavings of precious gold the glittering sunlight in between the swaying branches blinking overhead like stars
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