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Elizabeth Alford (Hayward, California) is a magna cum laude graduate of California State University, East Bay (B.A. English, 2014). She currently lives in Hayward, California, is an amateur photographer, and spends most of her time writing Japanese short forms. Her work has recently appeared at Cultured Vultures, Silver Birch Press, Hedgerow, and Failed Haiku. Follow her poetry adventures @ http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAlfordPoetry
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Elizabeth Alford and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Poetry is a Verb
…………."… Poetry is a verb, not a noun." – Jane Hirshfield
When canyons rise to meet the cliffs
For the sea itself is drowning
While the roads we take are crumbling
When ancient trees are paved away,
we’ll watch the stars above implode,
A Pushcart nominee, J.I. Kleinberg is co-editor of Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared recently in One, Diagram, PoemMemoirStory, Clover: A Literary Rag, The Precise Dimension of Light (Leaf Press, 2016) and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and blogs most days at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com and thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by J.I. Kleinberg and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I imagined a bear
on this coast
you can always reach land