Mikela Tealbrome by Clyde Kessler

Silence is a fine sermon
owned by this ridge cliff
where our campfire fails.

I’d ask the winter to preach
icicles. I’d ask the last coal
to sermonize a wild land.

Down where we once lived,
there’s a straight road hauling
nowhere. It’s turned us poor.



Clyde lives in Radford, Virginia with his wife Kendall and their son Alan. His new book of poems (illustrated by Kendall), Fiddling At Midnight’s Farmhouse has just been published by Cedar Creek Publishing. You can find out more about him at http://clydekesslerpoet.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ClydeKesslerPoet/