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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

Sunset Bridge

 

by Judith Partin-Nielsen

 

Standing beneath the city bridge

in a storm’s sudden deluge

Above— black clouds and lightning strikes

jigsaw the sky a vicious yellow

heavy trucks rumble by in pounding

rain and hail, drenched runner slams

the pavement, grits his teeth, keeps going

Below— the magic of small birds fluttering by

sheltering under the arches,

returning to hidden mud nests

on concrete walls and girders—

a flock of graceful geese

float by on the now-swift current,

then finally homing into the green

grasses at river’s edge

Lovers holding hands watching

the black sky, waiting

 

 

Following a trail of words, mountains, spirit and tears, this writer, mother, wife, and eventually psychoanalyst left Texas for Colorado in 1985. The land of the Arapahoe welcomed Judith Partin-Nielsen and called her by name. The love of poetry, poet and high mountain valleys has warmed her heart and made her home. Freud said, “Everywhere I go, the poet has been there before me.” May we keep following those footsteps on our paths through the worlds. This contributor has taught contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University, practices psychoanalysis, and writes poetry. 


Ann 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.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020