LB Sedlacek: “Bold”

Bold

The shock of green grass not so
unusual but the green stands out
like peeling paint around a stained
glass window this little shoot of bright
bold green upping its way into the world
all sparkling and green and hopeful
shooting up from the dirt below a hole
that’s holding a hitching post and a
stationary horse pounded into
boards on pavement but the horse is
not attached no need it isn’t
going anywhere much like the
grass upping its way into this
amusement park world
at the edge of winter
it won’t survive long
most people wouldn’t
here on the mountain high enough
where the trees are bare
the air frozen breath cold
but the grass is still radiant green
at least for a little while longer.


LB Sedlacek has had poems and stories published in a variety of journals and zines. Some of her poetry books are Swim (Alien Buddha Press), I’m No ROBOT (Cyberwit), Happy Little Clouds (Guerilla Genesis Press), Simultaneous Submissions (Cyberwit), and Words and Bones (Finishing Line Press).  Her first short story collection, Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories, came out on Leap Day 2020 from Alien Buddha Press. She also served as a Poetry Editor for  ESC! Magazine and published the free resource for poets, The Poetry Market Ezine, from 2001-2020. In her free time, LB likes to swim, read, and attempt to play the ukulele.


			

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