Ginny Short 

Spring Wind 2018


stand with me here under the night-moth moon


the wind cuts like the shiver 

of glaciers calving

in a distant sea


we’ll listen for the sound of the heart breaking


the wind sinks deeply

into my pores

like bones in la brea tar

all we ever wanted was light-filled space

the wind howls around corners

like the heavy moan

of a deep nightmare

there is only sadness hovering in the air tonight

the wind sifts softly

like drifting petals

of jacaranda snow

Ginny Short is a graduate of the Regis University Mile High MFA program in Denver, CO, with a specialization in poetry and creative non-fiction. She is an arid land ecologist working for a non-profit in the field of conservation. These wild and beautiful landscapes provide ample inspiration for her writing.


She has had poems published in the 2018 Anthology “Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California,” Minerva Rising, Cholla Needles Press, Mojave River Review, Mojave He[art] Review, The Avocet, Plum Tree Tavern and Silver Birch Press, Ribbons and others. She is working on her first book.