Tuesday, May 17, 2022

New Poetry by Elizabeth Shack

Wild Cherry

wood sleeps through winter
frozen nights of wondrous dreams
waking with spring rain

limber green-leafed limbs
drink deep of summer sunlight
building sweet sugars

rubies and garnets
feed cardinals and sparrows
bright things for bright wings

oblong yellow leaves
shimmer in cloudless blue skies
as the year withers

leaves litter the ground below
yellow ink on fertile page

- © Elizabeth Shack 2022

Elizabeth Shack lives in central Illinois with her spouse, cat, and an expanding collection of art supplies and fitness equipment. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The MacGuffin, Writers Resist, Daily Science Fiction, and other magazines and anthologies.

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