Miraculous How each new day opens the gate. How months and years only echo their loon-like howl. How they tunnel and froth at our feet that decide always to keep moving forward, beyond the maps of the past, each ping and prod a pressure point released for now out the open window of tomorrow’s potential. Listen, I need to tell you how difficult it is to live in the world, and how lucky we are to be a part of its churning.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Alicia Hoffman now lives, writes, and teaches in Rochester, New York. She is the author of three collections, most recently ANIMAL (Futurecycle Press). Her poems can be found in a variety of publications, including The Atticus Review, The Rise Up Review, The Night Heron Barks, SWWIM, The Penn Review, Typishly, and elsewhere. Find her at: www.aliciamariehoffman.com