Beyond Thoughts

Beyond thoughts
and the timepieces
that command my
comings and goings

The mountains
sit in their jagged stillness
as if they simply
arrived that way

The sky is a
vast blue
swaddling us all

I veer away
from thinking
we are but
a speck of dirt

in the galaxies

of where we are going

Maryann Russo’s poems have appeared in numerous publications. Maryann’s work invites readers to return to the place that has always been within, often using the natural world as a bridge. One of her poems was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. She published her first book of poetry, Wild and Still in 2013. She recently published her second book, I Wait for the River. Maryann is a psychotherapist who lives and works in Southern California.

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