At edge of the translucid glass,
Rejoice in colors facing a mounting light.
bleeds golden—and, at its base,
A jungle of town trees shine,
Their leafy tops wild with wind.
Neighboring adobe huts, lined with potted cacti,
Honey-kissed in a sunrise rinse.
Desert finch appears on the corner street sign.
Wendy Gist’s poetry, fiction and essays have been featured or are forthcoming in Amsterdam Quarterly, Empty Mirror Arts and Literary Magazine, Foliate Oak, Fourth River, Grey Sparrow Journal, New Plains Review, Rio Grande Review, RipRap, Soundings Review, St. Austin Review, The Lake (UK), and many other fine journals. Gist co-edits Red Savina Review. She’s the author of the chapbook “Moods of the Dream Fog” from Finishing Line Press. Gist is a Pushcart Prize nominee and semifinalist for Best Small Fictions 2017.