No Man's Land
by April Salzano
As if by Monet’s grace lily pads lace
a lake perimetered by effective silence reflected
like limbs on a surface undaunted
by wind not moving paralyzed
clouds across the safety of sky ignoring
the intended meaning of a warning
affixed to a tree bearing witness to it all
April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania and is working on her first several collections of poetry and an autobiographical novel on raising a child with Autism. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel Saloon, The Applicant, The Mindful Word, The Weekender Magazine, Deadsnakes, Winemop, Daily Love, WIZ, Visceral Uterus, Crisis Chronicles, Windmills, and is forthcoming in Inclement, Poetry Quarterly, Decompression, Work to a Calm, and Bluestem. The author also serves as co-editor for several online journals at Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Pieces Inspired by this Image
'The Untaken One'
'The Tree of Consequences'