My heart a leaf.

His words the wind.

Whole now,

rested in nature.

We hum to the beat of the sun

and snap our fingers along to

the birds who break branches for a nest.

Lulled to sleep by the ooze

of the creek’s supple chorus.



Kelli Lage lives in the Midwest countryside with her husband, and dog, Cedar. Lage is currently earning her degree in Secondary English Education. Lage states she is here to give readers words that resonate. Awards: Special Award for First-time Entrant, Lyrical Iowa.