Finding the Heart Carved – TheScreamOnline
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Finding the Heart Carved

in the thick oak bark,
I stop,
put my finger
to the sap-filled scar,

while ahead,
a pale ivory horse,
riderless, soundless,
crosses the path,
is gone.

(Originally published in the Lilliput Review.)

M.S. Rooney lives in Sonoma, California with her husband, poet Dan Noreen. Her work appears in journals, including Bluestem, The Cortland Review, Earth’s Daughters, Main Street Rag, Theodate, and 3:AM Magazine, and anthologies, including American Society:What Poets See, (edited by David Chorlton and Robert S. King)and Journey to Crone (edited by S. Philip).  Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart prize.

Photo ©Joanne Warfield