The thing about the light at the end of the tunnel is that unless you’re carrying a pair of shades you’re gonna be squinting for a good long while, and let me tell you, a little SPF will save you a world of hurt.
These fourteen authors have used their words, as a mother would say, to convey that experience of stepping into illumination, of being steeped in the certainty that we’re in for a change. May their lines carry you into spring and through whatever penultimate Covid-ity might find you mid-mask.
Michelle Askin: “Visitor,” “Closing the Door”
Chanelle A Bergeron: “Ylang Ylang,” “Violette Hay,” and “Tasseomancy”
John Brantingham: “The Ragpicker, 1870 Edouard Manet”
Milton P. Ehrlich: “The Present Moment” and “Flying Home”
David P. Kozinski: “Regression”
Cody Kucker: “Motion Struck by Stillness” and “Equinox”
Stephen Mead: “Winter Garden on the Move”
Martina Reisz Newberry: “On the Road” and “Hidden”
D Larissa Peters: “First Pain” and “She”
Gina Stratos: “Snakes for the Living”
Nwuguru Chidiebere Sullivan: “So Far a Journey” and “Symmetrical Synonyms”