Issue Seventeen - December 2010

Labor Days

By Elizabeth Landrum

I want to dream a fitting phrase;
I want to fly
into a bowl full
of refrigeratormagnetwords
and watch them land
neat and new
in pages
of poignant meanings.

But birth means mess
and moments of
agony, contraction,
push and sweat.
How long to learn
that the miracle
can happen when
we just let go?

Copyright Elizabeth Landrum 2010