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.
All rights reserved.

Before the Storm Wet the Earth

Jason Sturner

A ladybug landed on my knee
as I sat alone in a meadow
awaiting the rain.
With its tiny head cocked
and a trust in my silence
it seemed to ask,
"Do you think I am beautiful?"
But all I could do
was look away
and wonder what stories
my face was telling.