Honorable Mention in our 4th Annual October Project Poetry Contest: “Again,” by Alana Keener



Even nature must make space to heal

Shedding her flaming robes

She lays down the fight

Making peace with the coming storms

Open handed

She lets time take its tribute

Allowing all that has held on for too long

To fall away

Lights are dimmed

Noise muted


After summer’s exuberance

Her withered spirit burrows deep below ground

To regrow its strength

In hallowed isolation

She wraps her weary soul with blankets of glistening snow

At rest within the womb of the earth

Metamorphosis performs its astounding work

And she waits

To be born


By Alana Keener


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