the calm before

It was barely past sunrise, too early for the day to begin her churning. Quiet, still. The tide was leaving again. In its wake, small pools sparkled in sunlight like stars along the shore from here to eternity. In one I caught a glimpse of heaven—until a soft rush of waves cast ripples and it […]

*My Prayers

My prayers are The food I cook The children I hug The art I create The words I write I need no religion. • • • Photo ©2011 by Jen Payne; sunrise over Narraganset Bay Poem excerpt ©2009 by Eileen Rosensteel, from the 2011 We’Moon Calendar