Is the whole story…

“Is the whole story ever known?
Whether bearing witness or down the road”
– Rhonda Arnold / The Whole Story, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Worm muddied…

“Worm muddied in bath or dormant seed
Sustains a swoop flittered scavenge
From once fruited, gnarled trees”
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Echoing silent…

“Echoing silent, except for timbers and paint
Reverberating yet from nag’s bellyache”
– Rhonda Arnold / The Nag, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Languid melt of winter ice…

“Languid melt of winter ice
Animals sounding in the night
Light at tunnel’s either end
Compost rotting in its pen

Rust boring cold forged steel
Capsized sloop in ocean gale
Fault unfound ‘fore flood’s descent
Dawn before the darkness went”
– Rhonda Arnold / The Whole Story, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Till tassel turned from right to left…

“Till tassel turned from right to left
and all the while we’d have spent
knowing looks with fond gaze
through our academic maze”
– Rhonda Arnold / Arboretum Afternoon, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Veins, unapologetic…

“Veins, unapologetic, darkly splay
A vanquishing stain on fair’s former reign”
– Rhonda Arnold / Rainbow Showers, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen