Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Letting Go


Today the trees release their leaves. The wind
a breath that calls the colors down to earth —
wild dance with crimson, gold, and brown
aloft in death, unfurling flaming fields
and forest floor. If I could hurl myself
like this into each ending, long for nothing
sure or safe, but celebrate the letting go,

descend, a woman trusting the fall,
I’d release all claim to expectation,
breathe the air of possibility,
find beginnings everywhere.
I’d settle down to loamy earth long enough
to nourish life that waits, growing still
in the summons from a savage world.



Pat Riviere-Seel is the author of two poetry collections: The Serial Killer’s Daughter (2009), a finalist in the Main Street Rag Publishing Company’s Chapbook Contest;  No Turning Back Now (2004), a finalist in  Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices Chapbook Contests and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Current poetry appears or is forthcoming in Kakalak 2008: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, Solo Café, The Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry.  Pat is Associate Editor of Asheville Poetry Review and holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.


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