Laura Grace Weldon
Moonlight leaks through the curtains.
I lie awake, listen to coyote songs
circle and connect, stitching together
the night's raw edges.
Each time I hear their howls
my bone marrow sings.
What's muzzled in me lifts.
I seem still and silent,
yet my pulse races through the trees.
Laura Grace Weldon lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she's an editor and failed hermit. She's the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and a handbook of alternative education, Free Range Learning. Laura has written poetry with nursing home residents, used poetry to teach conflict resolution, and painted poems on beehives. Her work appears in such places as Christian Science Monitor, J Journal, Literary Mama, Penman Review, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, Red River Review, and Pudding House. Connect with her at lauragraceweldon.com