My poem, “Burning Through Dreams”, has been selected for inclusion in an upcoming issue of The Laurel Review. I’m honored and delighted.

The Laurel Review was formed in 1966 at The University of Bridgeport, and is a biannual literary magazine run by GreenTower Press at Northwest Missouri State.

Burning Through Dreams

Curved around my dreaming
I dive deeper.
Cities shimmer, war-torn.
Your image morphs into a candle flame
wavering before me.
Streets curve and reform under strange skies.
Oceans surge and tower, falling.
Lifted by the night’s tsunami,
I awake
with dreams lying tangled in my hair,
the taste
of the moon in my mouth.
Your memory
lies flashing
like animal eyes in the dark,
clear
bright
burning.