bridging the gap*

Clear across unresolved

distance between us

the voice of a bird comes—

in the morning,

breezing easily over traffic,

right on time—


keeping its promise to bridge the gap

between open sky and

those in the valley below,

wavering between heights,

forgetting the glory

that awaits those faithful

to small appointments.


*This poem first appeared in the journal Alive Now, Jan/Feb 2017 edition.

My poems are published in: Crux, Alive Now, Presence Journal, Weavings, Island Journal, Prairie Journal, Prairie Messenger and Transition Mental Health Journal among others. My second collection of poems, Sky Under Water: poems for where we live is on ibooks. My third collection, Little Dove, is available by contacting me directly

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