by Josiah Rosell

Published in Issue No. 205 ~ June, 2014

the maple imagines me

maple, two stories tall, autumn

dying, my leaves sanguine


the maple imagines me

kindergarten crayon sketch,

dust of shattered red dwarfs


the maple imagines me

horizon’s black eye,

bleeding God gums


the maple imagines me

imagining the sunset me,

small supernova


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Josiah D. L. Rosell is a recent college graduate who hails from Kansas City, Kansas, and is currently volunteering at the Heifer International Ranch in Arkansas. He has served as the poetry editor and assistant fiction editor for Windfall, Truman State University's undergraduate literary magazine, as well as working at Truman's Writing Center. His poem, "Ant Infestation in an Autumn Public Garden," has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Rockhurst Review.