A new poem entitled Sound of One Angel Clapping (Falling) appears in the 2008 edition of FRESHWATER, a poetry journal edited by Edwina Trentham at Asnuntuck Community College in Connecticut. Edwina told me a few years ago that she had posted my poem "Sin" on her computer as a daily reminder of gratitude, after publishing the poem in an earlier edition (you can read that poem elsewhere in my weblog). I am grateful she chose to publish this new poem:
Sound of One Angel Clapping (Falling)
Every morning, I hear it---the crows
flap from tree to tree cawing their joyful lament.
I rise, arch my shoulders to ease tightened muscles
from night's lifeless repose---reach back to touch
the bony stubs where, once again, I dreamt wings grew.
Remorseless, I walk rather than fly into the day,
into a world I will one day give everything to.