All Of Our Living

All of Our Living 

There’s a jumping between trees 

a slight elevation luring wings 

across, along, among. 

A refusal to cede

a greening back to gray

becomes part of me. 

Catching my breath just after 

our pneumonia those tentacles 

that stay the glide, I see 

the air the sky holds all of our living 

holds me and my chatter, holds you. 

L. Ward Abel

L. Ward Abel, poet, composer, teacher, retired lawyer, lives in rural Georgia, has been  published hundreds of times in print and online, including Snow Jewel, The Reader, Yale Anglers' Journal, Versal, Words for the Wild, After the Pause, Istanbul Review, others, and is the author of one full collection and eleven chapbooks of  poetry, including Jonesing For Byzantium (UKA Press, 2006),  American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012),  Little Town gods (Folded Word Press, 2016), A Jerusalem of Ponds (erbacce-Press, 2016), Digby Roundabout (Kelsay Books, 2017), and The Rainflock Sings Again (Unsolicited Press, 2019).  

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