beaded trout

IN TIME OF TROUBLE

I was taught-
go to water,
running water.
Wash.
Build a small fire.
Sing a prayer.
Wash.
Offer tobacco.
Sing a prayer.
Clean up the fire.
Offer cornmeal in thanks.
Walk away.
Leave illness
or problem
behind you.

Linda Rodriguez


contents of issue 8

IN TIME OF TROUBLE
Linda Rodriguez

The Healing Soup
Jaunita Pahdopony

Army of Artists
Raymond Nat Turner

Where Wings once were
Zigi Lowenberg

What they don't tell you when they tell you about cancer
James Mackay

Ghosts Floating on the Flat White Bed
Erika T. Wurth

Remission Dawning
Stephany JT Russell

Fire Garden
Suha Hassan


Linda Rodriguez Biography

Linda Rodriguez has published novels, Every Last Secret and Every Broken Trust, and books of poetry, Skin Hunger and Heart's Migration. She is a member of Latino Writers Collective, the Macondo Community, Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers, and Kansas City Cherokee Community. She blogs about writers, writing, and everyday life at http://lindarodriguezwrites.blogspot.com.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.