out from the gray-green backs of trees,
spreading out as darkness into hillsides—
in silence, the fog—
its longing somewhere to be anchored—
what has traveled nearly
an entire lifetime to reach us.
At the quiet edges of the forest,
where words keep,
what is left of gold and light.
It is here I begin
Sarah Rehfeldt is a recent Pushcart nominee and the author of Somewhere South of Pegasus, a collection of image poems. She lives with her family in Western Washington where she is also an artist and photographer. Her book can be purchased from her photography web pages at: www.pbase.com/candanceski
Sarah generously provided the cover image for Clementine Poetry Journal, Volume One, January-June 2015.