Near Light

“In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.”
--Ovid

Remember climbing trees?

Hands sticky with pitch,
ripped jeans. Spine
curved into a crook.

Ignoring hurried calls for suppertime
from below,
forgetting the grief down there.

Soothed
by the tree’s embrace,
sugared sky, singing leaves. 

Praying for wings.

Gina Williams is a Portland, Oregon based writer and artist. Gina's writing and visual art have been featured most recently by River Teeth, Okey-Panky, Carve, The Sun, Fugue, Palooka, Boiler Journal, Whidbey Art Gallery, Black Box Gallery, and Great Weather for Media, among others.

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