Marci Rae Johnson

Desk, with Window Frame and Heaven

Marci Rae Johnson, in “Desk, with Window Frame and Heaven,” offers a sketch of a private room, an unopened window, a sad Jesus on a simple crucifix, and the billowing of both clouds and desire to open and be opened, to see more than “the words behind [our] eyes.”

Marjorie Maddox

A House Divided

In this poem, Marjorie Maddox considers the potential for salvation in catastrophe when we open our eyes to change.

William Hudson

First Grade

That towheaded boy sat In his overalls There in a circle With the others Reading from a primer And the others Would raise their hands And get up from their Little chairs there In that circle And go to the teacher And point at a word And the teacher Would quietly Say the word And […]