Aquarius

A poem by Bethany N. Bella Heart as hard as flint Granite, taking for granted the Abundance of love surrounding Aiming for higher peaks Pressing onward and upward But never outward and backward reaching For the sturdy support I’ll always need. Instead, How could I refuse the refuge of the waves With eyes the color …

Her Own Insignificance

A poem by Bethany N. Bella I stood somewhere where I couldn’t see The markings of modernity Spoiling the scene I stood somewhere where I wasn’t surrounded By people’s incessant chattering sounds I stood somewhere where I could hear the wind Folding through limbs Pressing through space And I thought I thought about my transience …

Stream

A poem by Bethany N. Bella She awakens Running after sunlight Quenching her thirst Streaming down the hillside Blood pounding Pouring Overflowing Budding up Buckling up Puddling over and Over Down Down Down Under fields Over asphalt Careening Endearing The water has waited She has waited For winter’s thaw To think The water waited She …

Clouds

A poem by Bethany N. Bella | 'bare bones' I used to think the smoke stacks were cloud-makers. Their white, billowing fumes looked just like the cottonballs in the sky. Could I taste them, if I could see them? Could I breathe them in and pretend I was flying above the rest of the messy …

Earthly Descent

A poem by Bethany N. Bella | bare bones Roiling waves of fire and flint churn heavily across the sky. Like pillars of magma, plumes of feisty earth, their migration ceases in sound. And the robins both stop, and the wind hushes too, as we gaze at this teeming mass Of vertigo volcano rumbling by …

TIME

A poem by Bethany N. Bella TIME, I used to run. Run away from TIME, I used to, too. But now I have to sit sticky in TIME Waiting for the right TIME to come knocking. I don't know when, how, or how long it'll take for him to show up. I don't like to …