PoetryMagazine.com                                             BACK
Since 1996 Volume XXI



Rachel Gladstone-Gelman

 
Rachel Gladstone-Gelman's poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in numerous print publications and online. She has an e-book for download, The Pinata Pages, Commentary On Our Times, via pinatapoet.com. She resides in Canada.
 

Penguin, Fly

 
 
and the Eskimo
who needed a freezer
 
and a bear that needed
the time
 
and a penguin that needed
to float
 
and a fly that needed
the sun
 
water in rain
immobile desert sand
 
but the rapture
of a waterfall
freezing in place
 
as the penguin and fly
 
find truth in
 
Earth dying
while enduring illusive
 
ways to live

from The Rainbow Poetry News

 

 

Copyright, Rachel Gladstone-Gelman.
All Rights Reserved.