Melissa Eleftherion

postcard poem

soon yesterday becomes myth
the trees bare their furred teeth
little grasses wave in autumn’s glaze
dew tucks us in its blanket
we rise, pass through milky fog
through the rolling canyon
we witness each becoming


0-41MELISSA ELEFTHERION is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Northern California where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series.

Author’s note: “The gentle voice in ‘postcard poem’ holds the reader closely in describing a moment that becomes something past, the constant evolution of nature.”

Other works
wilderness voice
Asphalt

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