Sijo: Just Maple

Sijo: Just Maple

When the days are merely cold,      but nights freeze the maple trees, I bore up far as xylem      to set the spiles, hang the buckets, wait for warmth to move the trees to      donate ichor. Sweet sap flows. Born and raised in New York, James Penha (he/him🌈) has...
The Goose Lady

The Goose Lady

My parents were into birding. When they came to Arizona to visit me, we would always stop at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve to see what birds were there. I fell in love with the place, so went there on my own too. People fish in the front pond. Unfortunately, they can...