Issue 2 Poetry

Summer Satin

Alone yet in a multitude

they waltz beneath fabric

light air in a chilly dawn

caressing the dew with their soft ankles

sisters, though they may be strangers.

Summer silk shines in the moonlight

although the hour is old

they continue stepping into the night

chancing an unknown encounter

aliens in a realm of perils.

Fall pearls to begin again

among sleep’s floating colors 

taking flight above earthly remains

they feel all they touch in a dream

ecstatic wrapped in a fiery ice.

Winter skies shed diamonds

upon the shapes you treasure

citadel to the mighty desires 

your arbor, your realm in mysterious dimensions

summer satin in the streets of cities abandoned.

By Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.