Singing Lessons How do you teach a child to sing? You sing to them. Sing sweetly, freely, each and every night, along with dim moonlight. Sing sun, on open paths where rivers run, for wings aloft. For clouds and puddle baths, sing soft. Again, how do you teach a child to sing? You sing. Keep singing when it’s all that you can do. Sing anything. Keep singing. You.
Long Winter The forests fade and freeze, while fierce winds whip and pierce, and skies are greyed. Each empty limb no longer grieves forgotten leaves. The gaunt and grim land shudders. All that don’t sleep fight for life in white wastes. Dense clouds crawl. On a blank plain, small hopes were carried and lost—the buried seeds still remain.
Moon This night in June, the moon is quite a bright balloon, but soon the light of day will banish her beams and they will vanish like dreams.
Steven Searcy lives with his wife and three sons in Atlanta, GA, where he works as an engineer in fiber optic telecommunications. His poetry has appeared in Ekstasis Magazine, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Reformed Journal, Green Ink Poetry, and Amethyst Review, among others.