Look Out for Jurkovic and Knight and Wyman in the next aaduna issue!
Here is a brief excerpt from Mike Jurkovic’s poem,
“Talking w/Roberta about the Civil War”
I'm getting out of here
no matter how many
kings or clowns
stand in my way.
This two-crayon country
is close to war
and the South has more weapons
this time. More trigger happy rebels
than the last time
we in the North
Intrigued as to where this poem goes? Vol. 4, No.2 is coming…summer is not over yet! And what about this two-crayon country???
Natasha Knight weaves magic and enchantment in her poem “Wonder,” Here is a snippet:
I used to hear the fairies wings fly through my backyard but now the grass is silent as still as a tree.
I used to see the dragon hiding in the tree, playfully nipping me as I climbed, but now the dragon has left me and I sit there all alone.
I used to dance with the elves underneath the bright moonlight, our joyful laughter echoing all night long. But now the elves are hiding, though all night I search for them.
Think about that for a moment.
Sarah Wyman understands the themes that create treasured moments in our lives. Enjoy the first stanza from her “Squaring the Circling Way” coming in aaduna's next issue.
No photos exist for those days,
the ones leaning into each other
as our bodies sought out spaces
where we both could be
and old lives fell away as old ways will
when the stretch into new
forms a view on the world.