Issue Thirty-Seven - Winter 2021

To the Light

By Kathleen Holliday

Because of,
or perhaps despite
my whisperings,
the African violet thrives.

When I woke this morning,
my heart daunted by what
we humans keep doing
to other humans,

there it was:
a bud that wasn’t there yesterday,
topping a pale stem in a whorl of green,

a tiny fist raised
to the light.

Copyright Holliday 2021