Sky Gazing by Fran Yardley

Dragonflies flit, birds here and gone.A white cloud appears, dissolves.Another thickens, floats on by.Dawning sense of three dimensionalityIn the skyIn myself,A swelling inside. I am that three dimensionality.A moment of stars twinkling in the vast blue,Thousands of stars. A chipmunk investigates.Two blue jays do reconnaissance.Deer flies come, go, come again.Drowsy, I take deep breaths to … Continue reading Sky Gazing by Fran Yardley

The World is Upside-Down by Carla Swett Stockton

Every night from March through July, as the pandemic raged beneath my seventh floor Harlem apartment, I fantasized returning to Saranac Lake. To block out the incessant wail of the sirens on Amsterdam Avenue, I covered my ears with headphones and watched YouTube videos featuring scenes of Adirondack serenity and longed to be back in … Continue reading The World is Upside-Down by Carla Swett Stockton