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.
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.
Pieces Inspired by this Image
'Breaking The Ice'
'Rejected and Hurt'
'We Are Life'