Geese

by Judy Decroce

 . . . as one on the horizon
shape the blue flattened sky

they break, then knit into
an undulating string.

I smile, tasting 
the word, ”Yes.”

Higher up, clouds 
bracket the view.

Suddenly, a turn 
and away—

Nowhere is a trace of 
that leaving.

Soon, I will 
open my cage
and follow.

The Way of Trees

by Judy Decroce

breaching a landscape
where colors shuffle
behind — beneath
on pillars old and older

towering landscapes –– skyscrapers
expanding the road into history
from winds and droppings

vying for a stand
they were headed nowhere but here 
with questions lost in time

this convivial gathering 
a porter of birds
the way of trees

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Judy DeCroce, a former teacher, is a poet and flash fiction writer. She has been published in Pilcrow & Dagger, Amethyst Review, The Sunlight Press, Cherry House Press- Dreamscape: An Anthology, and many others. She is a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband writer/artist Antoni Ooto.