KINDRED is taking a pause this season while we recalibrate personally, professionally, and creatively, but we look forward to returning in December with a new issue. In the meantime, poet Sarah McArthur offers these words in our time of pause.
by Sarah McArthur
Past Swift Creek
and Silver Star
the farmer turns up the earth in the evening.
Last night I could hear the river.
The open window, the sound of your breathing.
I watch for hours the deer and the heron.
How gentle we are still when we are reminded.
The way that healing
feels like not needing to be in pain all the time,
though it all still happened.