Marcy Rae Henry's poem glitters with awareness, gratitude, and release. Each stanza highlights a moment or image that is, in fact, a gift.
A short poignantly simple piece, Seth Josephson's "In the Future" imagines a distant future without humanity or civilization.
"O, Cynthia", Cyn Grace Sylvie's poem, is a sojourn through family, bloodlines, history, and myth, with the poet's own name as the catalyst.
Christy's poem "Meditation" is a simple Zen-like offering, equating breathing with the tides, and also highlighting oneness and interconnection.
Hinged on the image of Muslim cab driver finding a moment of serenity in communion with God in the chaos of New York City, Brandon James O'Neil's "City Adhan" offers readers that same serenity.
Wyoming poet Brandon McQuade's "Jamaica" is a narrative of searching for God in the tropics and coming face to face with disillusionment.
New York City poet Rose DeMaris has given readers a work a elegance and solitude, at times desolate, at times sensuous, at times hopeful and verdant, and at times lonely and self-sufficient.
Poet Carol Barrett's poem is spoken in the voice of biblical Queen Esther, from the Tanakh or Old Testament Book of Esther.
Guadalupe Salgado Partida, with her poem "Nearing Heaven", tilts our eyes skyward, just as the eyes of the poem's narrator when she asks her father about God.
Iowa poet Laura Johnson's "To the Daughter I Never Had" is a heart-rending work of what could have been, of loss, absence, and missed opportunities.