As tumbleweeds blow
across the highway, I point
them out for you. They spin past
cattle and a leaning water tower
where they gather in fields full
of windmills. I turn in my seat
to watch them catch the wind
from the blades and scatter
like stars in the sky—a sight
I know I’ll regret not stopping
to watch, but you were driving
too fast and we were making good time.
JULIE RAMON is an English instructor, specializing in English as a second language, at Pittsburgh State University in Kansas. She graduated with an M.F.A from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Julie has had poems published in magazines such as Velvet-tail, Mother’s Always Write, and Graze. She lives in Joplin, Missouri with her husband and son.
MICHAEL ST.GERMAIN wholeheartedly embraces the ideas and techniques associated with 20th century picture-plane innovation. Nonetheless, he is wary of logic in art. St.Germain's studio practice alternates between orchestrating controlled accidents and piling up material to bury the past. St.Germain goes wherever his intuition leads. He is not above presenting stick-figures as fine art and he always enjoys a dry pun. Find out more at his website and twitter: www.mikesartnook.blogspot.com https://twitter.com/mikestgermain