Jayne Marek has provided color cover art for Silk Road, Bombay Gin, The Bend, and her two full-length poetry books—In and Out of Rough Water (2017) and The Tree Surgeon Dreams of Bowling (2018). Her works appear in The Lake, Amsterdam Quarterly, Cortland Review, New Delta Review, Stonecoast Review, Forage, Raven Chronicles, Women’s Studies Quarterly, About Place Journal, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. www.pw.org/content/jayne_marek
All Those Chairs In The Field
Rapturous orchestral maneuvers
performed by bees and butterflies.
One to each symphonic chair.
They sit upon these colorful structures,
measuring each refrain,
with the beating of wings.
I lie at the edge,
enchanted by this euphoric ensemble
that plays out the course of life
while perched upon
nature’s own soft seats.
First Published In “The Poet Connection” (October 8, 2017)
Linda Imbler is an internationally published poet. Her poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “The Sea’s Secret Song.” She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com.