poetry from Kim D. Bailey
My first poetry publications of 2017!
Kim D. Bailey, a 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominee, writes Women’s Fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, a weekly column. Kim is a poetry editor for two journals. She is currently editing a third novel and does freelance editorial work. She’s published in several online literary journals and print magazines, podcasts, and has taught writing courses online. She currently lives in Fort Oglethorpe, GA with her partner and published poet, S. Liam Spradlin. You may connect with her at http://www.kimbaileydeal.net or Twitter @kimbaileydeal, Instagram @kimdbaileyauthor or her Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/AuthorKimDBailey/
There will be time for sadness again,
to wring hands, wail at the half-moon,
gnash teeth and shake a fist
for the losses and pain,
but not today.
Grief will rest heavy upon
the chest and like a cat’s claws,
dig in for an extended stay
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