by Janet McMillan Rives

Bits, pieces, scraps

            strewn everywhere

no order        no continuity

no plan                no desire

            to look forward

and me too shredded

                        not whole at all

parts of me here

            other parts there        a thought

not worth thinking

            an idea        going nowhere.


            I’ll pick up the pieces


Janet McMillan Rives resides in Tucson, Arizona. Her poetry has appeared such journals as Lyrical Iowa, Raw Art Review, Ekphrastic Review, Heirlock, Sandcutters, The Blue Guitar, and Fine Lines. Herchapbook, Into This Sea of Green: Poems from the Prairie, was published in 2020. Kim McNealy Sosin is an Emerita Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her post-retirement interests include writing and photography. Her poems and photographs have appeared in Fine Lines, Failed Haiku, Daily Haiga, Voices from the Plains, Landscape Magazine, The Heron’s Nest, Wanderlust Journal, Ekphrastic Review, Global Poemic, and Sandcutters.