Disappointment has another mouth
to feed and the earth is encumbered
with barbed wire.
I hear the echoes of despair
in this chilly December evening as
the crows drag their black dregs
my pain dissolves in a quivering circle
as the night bends a band of blazon
snow hanging on the horizon.
Dawnell Harrison has been published in over 100 magazines and journals including The Endicott Review, Fowl Feathered Review, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Vox Poetica, Queen's Quarterly, The Vein, Word Riot, Iconoclast, Puckerbrush Review, Nerve Cowboy, Mobius, Absinthe: A journal of poetry, and many others. Also, she has had 3 books of poetry published through reputable publishers titled Voyager, The maverick posse, and The fire behind my eyes.