Issue #3: Poetry
Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb
If Blood Were Not Red
I've finally hit the vein -- the easy flow of all those fears that damage, pollute the stream of consciousness; they move like sludge on the surface of the subconscious, the underside draining upward into detection. I prospect for edges of dreams in the mud, for hopes not grasped, for chances not taken, remnants that flood my reflection raw. If blood were not red, it would be the color of thought -- pools of iridescent shadows, dark sinkholes that thinking too deeply forms.
Yvette A. Shnoeker-Shorb's poetry has appeared in The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse University Press), Terrain.org: A journal of the Built and Natural Environments, Pedestal Magazine, So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Foliate Oak, Red River Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, LanguageandCulture.net, Midwest Quarterly, Concho River Review, and many other journals. She holds an interdisciplanary MA in ecosemantics and is co-founder of Native West Press -- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.