Let the Wind Have the Ashes

I’ve stared into the fire of regret
forked tongues flicking alternate endings
whipping at my face
all the perfect nevers

I’ve watched how it burns
to nothing
it loses itself

Bradley Samore has taught English and writing in Spain and the U.S.A. and also has worked as a school service worker. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival named him a Thomas Lux Scholar in 2022. Bradley currently lives in Fresno, California. He likes to go for walks, meditate, learn how to reduce his carbon and plastic footprint, garden, play basketball, and listen to jazz.

See more of his work in issue 5.2 and 4.4

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