By A.J. Huffman.
after Magic of the Sunset by Vladamir Kush
sink like memories on the tide. A wish
for reincarnation ebbs. I stand
against the breeze, waiting for a sign.
Denied echoes against the sunset.
I spit my disdain and regret over the edge
of a cliff of my own making, turn myself
around and around, settling
into the surety of my own fate.
A.J. HUFFMAN has published twelve full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2500 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.