by Meg Baird
that well-worn phrase
for a woman your age
I often find that language
rhymes under pressure
hold her to the line
most of the time
go with your intuition
it’s always listening
where you’re going
you can let it
do the talking
and burnt debris
a forest fire in B.C.
in the Middle East
I heard it on TV
not everyone listens
not everyone cares
Baird can be found in the ezine archives of Yellow Mama, Twisted
Sister, Anemone Sidecar, Open Heart Forgery, Apollo’s
Lyre, and Prachya Review, as well as the paper
publications Fluidity, CV2: Poetry Only, Expressions,
and Fourth Floor Images. She enjoys performing in cafes,
libraries, bars and special events. Poetry, her own and that of others, has
saved her life on more than one occasion. Say no more!
Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director
for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently
living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has
had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since.
She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has
also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.