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Second Spring

A poem

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June 19, 2017
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The trees around here
are still charcoal black
from the Valley Fire
of 2015.
When spring flowers
begin to bud up
around their bases
a symbolic mix
of colors coexist,
as loss and life
share root-space.

I start to reach
for my phone
to take a picture
of the contrast
until I remember 

that I have you.

Rachel Joy Watson
Rachel Joy Watson has her BA in writing, spent a summer studying at Oxford, and is currently getting her MLitt in theology at The University of St. Andrews. She teaches high school English, is a published poet (Blue Tarp, Finishing Line Press), and has written poetry and essays for magazines such as Cordella, RELEVANT, and The Gospel Coalition. She loves northern California, hymns, hand-written letters, and hot tea.

Cover image by Biegun Wschodni.

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