I should lie downAnd live as quiet
As a mirror.I reach for tender mercies
To find the airRaging with fire.
I set the sky ablazeWith my fiery hands.
Birds fly like leavesThrough the sky
As I find it brokenAnd without.
Soot lingers on the greyGround as the fire
Burns the centerOf my pain.
Dawnell Harrison has been published in over 70 magazines and journals including The Endicott Review, Fowl Feathered Review, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Vox Poetica, Queen's Quarterly, The Vein, Word Riot, Iconoclast, Puckerbrush Review, Nerve Cowboy, Mobius, Absinthe: A journal of poetry, and many others.