Presence and Absence

Presence and Absence

Presence and Absence a poem by JEANNE ELLIN | Grandmother + Poet   This a personal exploration of what may be found beyond the limits of physical frailty and material limitations; it is a move into a spiritual dimension from the restrictions of limited mobility and...
By God’s Bones

By God’s Bones

By God’s Bones a poem by ALEXANDER ZITZNER | Student + Writer  Considering the theme of fragility, I was inspired by a quote that my grandmother would tell me during our conversations about religion: “Man needs god because man is weak.” I constantly...
The Waning

The Waning

The Waning a poem by GARY S. WATKINS | IT Consultant + Poet I wrote this poem shortly after the death of my father. My mother, lost without her one true love, would sit and stare silently at his portrait for hours a day. I watched as she aged before my eyes. It was...