Sometimes the dead eventually come to realize how right it was back when they were told how we carry the center of the universe with us wherever we step. How impossible it was to believe, they laugh to themselves, remembering when that shift of brightness arrived. It was always just beyond reach in days with so little light. Right there, waiting.
Larry D. Thacker is a Kentuckian writer, artist, and educator hailing from Johnson City, Tennessee. His poetry is in over 180 publications including Spillway, Still: The Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, American Journal of Poetry, Poetry South, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and Appalachian Heritage. His books include Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia, and the poetry chapbooks Drifting in Awe and Memory Train, as well as the full collections Drifting in Awe, Grave Robber Confessional, Feasts of Evasion, and the forthcoming, Gateless Menagerie. His MFA in poetry and fiction is earned from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Visit his website at: www.larrydthacker.com