Spring-Summer 2010

Prose

Poetry

Images

Photo of sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus) by LeAnn Spencer. Copyright © 2010. All rights reserved.

Photo of sunset by Jason Sturner. Copyright © 2010.
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Abandon

Tasha Cotter

The spider web was slack
With dew when we found it
Beating against the dawn air.

Whipping lightly like linen,
An earthly milky way half-seen.

The fineness of it showed
It had been vacated at some cost.

I saw no owner or guests
Through the shattered windows.
There was a question in the air

Of what the night had done.
The net held beads and an undone

Plan. This loosened home,
With anchors all uprooted,
Was now a white flag

Signaling the morning,
The real test long gone,
There was some trouble

In dealing with its
New brokenness.