Carla Sofia Ferreira
What I keep most from the tree that
has been cut down is how its roots
remain in place to cling to the earth.
They could go anywhere now. But
they stay and they are not biding their
time-they make a point of holding on
to the ground and teach the art of
permanence. Above them, birds fly.
Writing poems for years now, I am relatively new to the publishing scene. Some recently published poems can be found in The Lascaux Review, Off the Coast, and River Poets Journal. I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and I spent the past year working as an English language assistant in Bordeaux, France eagerly sharing my enthusiasm for Whitman, Langston Hughes, and William Carlos Williams with my students.