COLE W. WILLIAMS
LOVE IN KIND
And suddenly we are metaphor. You a fawn with timid hoof raised to the road you—a pressed petal, pigmented plum and red I hide away safe, you are rumblings of a train approaching but not the train—only the anticipation thereof where reverberation begins in my feet up my bones and into my eyes...and I? A hidden den, a dim light, your weathervane. I won’t say fire, I won’t say heat, I won’t say river, we are lighter than earth elements, we are nameless, we are metaphor.
Cole W. Williams, she/her, has writing with After the Art, FERAL, and Intima. Her piece, “The Godwin Essay” was recognized by the International Human Rights Arts Festival’s Creators of Justice Award; 2021. Williams will be attending the 2022 Breadloaf Environmental Conference in the poetry cohort.