by Debbie Felio
sun full moon eclipse sunrise sunsets midnight midday energy exhaustion awakenings and sleep creatures in trees burrowed and nested sweet of wild rose tinge of burning bush friendships exes equinoxes baptisms memorials celebrations wine and bread shared tables hospitals cemeteries storm shelters cathedrals homeless camps tattoos and piercings battle scars saffron robed buddhist white shirted and black tied missionaries street corner prophet high priests and those who declare none of the above Praise! Praise! to God in our midst.
Debbie Felio is a late in life witness poet exploring and writing on the mundane, the miraculous and the under-represented sides of historic and current issues. She continues her lifelong pursuit of finding God in the smallest places in life, and admitting the challenges of faith when the world is in chaos. Her work is published online and in print, including anthologies Hay(na)ku 15 ( Eileen Tabios, editor); Minnie’s Diary, A Southern Literary Review October (2018) ;and Gabriel’s Horn:Startled by Joy and Startled by Nature (2020), Refuse to Stay Silent (2020) a collection by Colorado artists commemorating the centennial of the 19th amendment, and I-70 Review Anthology, 2022. Her untitled cherita sequence was a published finalist in the MacQueens’s Quarterly March 2021 ekphrastic challenge.