The Fabric of Ice


by A.J. Huffman

is fragile, a skin waiting to be breached

by the delicate petals of spring’s thaw.

I watch this pending miracle

as if from a sun’s vantage.  Suspension

has never been a form of disbelief,

but rather a rising of belief.  In possibility

we find salvation.  In a blink,

the blush of rejuvenation emerges,

and I am flooded with the desire to change

my name to Rose.

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Writers Bio

A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses.  Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers.  She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  


Inspirational ImageGrowing by Fabrice Poussinby Fabrice Poussin

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'Breaking The Ice'
by Lynn White

'Rejected and Hurt'
by Agnes Clarke

'We Are Life'
by Harmony Hodges


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