by Carol Ellis
Last time she flew she sat next to a horse
whose voice harmed no one even as she bent
her head to look out the window.
What she sees this time is clouds
the horse not on this flight
but planning to be on another.
Or so she thinks looking out the window
and looks forward to seeing the horse again
in the prairie breaking through.
Carol Ellis is a poet living in Portland, Oregon who has been around the academic block with her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Her latest work is a full length collection of poetry entitled Lost and Local (Beyond Baroque Books, 2019) as well as two chapbooks: HELLO (Two Plum Press, 2018), and I Want A Job (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her poems and essays are published in anthologies and journals including North Dakota Review, Trampoline, ZYZZYVA, Comstock Review, The Cincinnati Review, Saranac Review, and Cider Press Review.