In the recovery of words
some are birds,
a covey of adjectives:
full-throated, backlit, furtive,
without the testimony of verbs.
Charise M. Hoge is a dance/movement therapist, performing artist, and writer. Her work in arts and healing has brought wellness programs into hospitals, counseling centers, museums, and businesses. Her poetry is featured in various journals as well as her chapbook Striking Light from Ashes and the book Next Line, Please: Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers. Charise continues to dance professionally in collaboration with choreographers in the D.C. area, and faithfully blogs at mixandmosspoetry.com.