Morning Moon Laura Schaeffer Poetry

local_library Morning Moon

by Laura Schaeffer

Published in Issue No. 287 ~ April, 2021

Slipping fingers into pastures where the horses rested

the mountain range grew sharp and haloed.


Sun was expected and a duty, to announce

our need. But you, lesser light, disappearing,


showed a way out

or what I think of now


as a way in

so that turning a corner


down past the clearing

on the road


I was equal

to my silence.

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Laura Schaeffer is a 2016 graduate of Goddard College’s MFA Creative Writing Program and received her undergraduate degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her poetry has been published in The Pitkin Review, Ars Poetica, Currents, Poetry Corners, and The Far Field. She is particularly interested in creative collaborations, writing as resiliency, and poets who have endured displacement and alienation due to war and social oppression. She is currently working on a collection of poems addressing the heroin epidemic.