white silken shadows glance.

moonlit chenille branches.

harlequin mid-prance.

madrigal candlelit with icicles.

random leaves.  montage.  enchanted

sheaths embittered beneath snow. 

granite waterfalls wedge river.

crest primed to bid downstream.

Sam Barbee

Sam Barbee’s poems have appeared Poetry South, The NC Literary Review, Crucible, Asheville Poetry Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina.   His second poetry collection, That Rain We Needed (2016, Press 53), was a nominee for the Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina’s best poetry collections of 2016. 

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