Portrait of the Fallen Tree After a Spring Rain (The Pit)

by R.M. Cymber


creek water overflows as children
play with blocks inside the school

they dream of balancing
on the black trunk

after a few days
the earth swallows the water

they are free again
to counter death





R.M. Cymber‘s work is featured in Burningword Literary Journal, Five:2:One Magazine, and Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. He is also an editor at River Styx Literary Magazine in St. Louis. Currently, he is writing poetry and short stories.


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