Faith – by John Hicks


desert willow
searches eastward rush of wind
over my garden wall

a spider stringing anchor line
between gate and tree
believes in wind not willow

John Hicks is an emerging poet: has been published or accepted for publication by: Blue Nib, I-70 Review, Bangor Literary Journal, Mojave River Review, Glint Literary Journal, and others. In 2016 he completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He writes in the thin air of northern New Mexico.

Art: “Vine” by Sandy Coomer - 16X20, acrylic pour on claybord
Statement: This piece of art reminds me of the willow branches draping over a wall. The black background represents the unknown. Where will we go when we let go of certainty and let the wind determine our path? Is that where faith comes in?