A tornado spins through the collective gut of the world.
One minute we’re standing next to our school desk.
Soon we’re carrying oxygen and lilies around.
Between the fires and the fables,
The music and the molecules,
Our breath comes out like stardust.
Our memories sing the moon.
Astronauts each of us,
Soaring with ferocity and grace.
ELLYN MAYBE, Southern California based poet, United States Artist nominee 2012, has performed both nationally and internationally as a solo artist and with her band. Her work has been included in many anthologies and she is the author of numerous books. She also has a critically acclaimed poetry/music album, Rodeo for the Sheepish (Hen House Studios). In addition to her band, her latest poetry/music project is called ellyn & Robbie.