Spotlight Pieces

NOVEMBER 2021 Online Exclusive

 

Infinity

by Maria Elizabeth Burns

 

              Did you know? That

Like the wind through outstretched fingers

The reasons to be are the

Reasons you, we

                   I mean to say

The way you laugh sends cherry blossoms

           A-shiv-vv-ver like turning pages

My dearest—

                   Consider the mundane madness

Inherent in breathing.

Consider that all of us are here

                     To translate the unknown

Into bite-sized pieces.

Consider that when we touch

                               We are music in motion

Smiling through the moments we shimmer past

As

             we choose what to keep.

 

Bio of MARIA ELIZABETH BURNS

Maria Elizabeth Burns is an actress and writer currently based in VA. She holds a BA in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and is currently obtaining her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her work has been both published and performed. Storytelling in all forms is her passion.

 

Coming in December 2021 FROM THE JOURNAL

Fiction by Amy Landisman

Numina: A Prologue

Bio of AMY LANDISMAN

Amy Landisman is a writer, teacher, and pensive Pisces based in Connecticut on the traditional homeland of the Paugussett. A former journalist and lifestyle columnist, Amy has forsaken nonfiction to conjure written hope from the flora and fauna around her.