All is done. Time to put the folded paper into its place: the stony stack of forevers on a dusty shelf in the triangle corner of the room we never use. Time for this smiling cover photo to join the other grinning stills doomed to be pulled out only when passersby stop on their way to Florida for an ice cold glass of lemonade, some laughter, and a piece of pound cake. Time for the shattered clay pot that fell off of a black table to pull its self back together and begin to pour hot, fresh tea onto the earth again. Even though some of the pieces. are missing.
Yvette R. Murray received her B.A. in English from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been published on www.agatheringtogether, www.charlestonpoets.com, www.charlestoncurrents.com, www.akashicbooks.com and in Fall Lines, The Petigru Review, and Genesis magazine. Yvette R. Murray has also performed in inter-disciplinary projects at Morris Brown AME Church, the City Gallery and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Presently, she is working on her first book of poetry and a children’s book collection.