Julie Marie Wade – Z
Citadel of our best names—angsty Zooey & chatty Zarathustra,
————-wee Zaccheus & mighty Zorro. (Zebediah, of course,——————–would place among them.)
Diann Blakely – Witch
Moonlight is infinitely
More dangerous. It sleeps
In the boredom of gray winter nights, dulled
By the flat light of fog.
Only the patient can read.
Whatever brutal, bruising, back-
breaking chore he’d forced himself
I look out a window in passing
and an angel is standing in my garden.
A gift of alignment: the sun in rising
behind the cemetery next door
has cast that statue into ground fog.