Stacie McCall Whitaker - Stone Coast, Maine

the forsythia

Written By: Constance Schultz

flava
sounds like
flower
looks like
wild yellow
hair
amarillo
on colorless branches
may look like
dry twigs with
no life
weeds
a plant secret

forsythia
sounds like
it should be
purple
purpurea
has quail and
gatos feral
leaking thru
willows behind
impersonate Spanish mosses
with doves on separate
boughs
a raven flew over
made a noise
will things become
better or worse

About the Author

Constance Schultz / Stonecoast Review / Issue 7 / Summer 2017 / Poetry / the forsythia

Constance Schultz lives in a desert oasis section of eastern Washington with her daughter and Winston the dog. She wrote a poem about the Everett Massacre, and it was published in a blog commemorating the event last year.

Ms. Schultz also had a poem published in the Calamus Journal. More poems will appear in forthcoming issues of Figroot Press and Blue Noon Lit Mag.

She works in the educational field and is currently writing a novel.