Talia Reed is a public school teacher in rural Indiana . Her poems have appeared in several literary magazines including Main Street Rag, Wicked Alice , Tipton Poetry Journal, Switchback, Moria, and Arsenic Lobster. She has written book reviews for both MiPOesias Magazine and Rain Taxi: Review of Books, and columns for the art and poetry magazine O & S. This summer she will be a participant in the Favorite Poem Project Summer Institute for Educators at Boston University . She currently blogs at http://thisadmirablemiryclay.blogspot.com/.
from This Admirable Miry Clay
as birds are often crushed so we swallow the lemon, tomato, the orphan.
hard water pounding stainless steel. Washington Monument strikes through a cloud.
My Indiana crumbles down.
the lightning flashes so silent; that frozen moment where Sudden meets Unknown; where sprouted my own fear; what crash, what jarring, what piles left over.