This poem was originally published in ar-che-type.
Michael Stalcup is a Thai American poet living in Bangkok, Thailand. His poetry has been published in several magazines, including Firewords Magazine, First Things, The Moth, Sojourners Magazine. He co-teaches Spirit & Scribe, a workshop integrating spiritual formation and writing craft. You can read more of his poetry at michaelstalcup.com.
Emily Knowles is an emerging fine artist and writer from Maine. Her paintings and poems are often inspired by the ocean’s energy, trees and flowers, animals and kind humans, and anything spiritual. Almost every day of the year, Emily retreats to her studio with her eighty-pound dog, Brad Pitt, who sleeps with his tongue hanging out of his mouth in a bed too small for his large size. Emily cherishes her mornings when she can sit in silence and her evenings when she sits in conversation. Her work is currently being shown at Wintergreen Arts Center in Presque Isle, Maine, and it has been published in The Washington Post, Archetype, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, and others. You can follow her on Instagram @emilyknowles_artist, and you can find her work at www.emilyknowles-artist.com.
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