I have never taken a trip I regret.
I revel beneath a same sky
given way to blue. To see river vast,
relentless wash of waves, foot to ground,
pedal to metal, has been a bliss
I would never have forgone.
Choice to be a stranger
is valiant but privileged,
not “othered” each
time I emerge
from out my
Celia Turner is a Loveland published poet in Northern Colorado Writers annual anthology and winner of the 2020 Denver Women’s Press Club Unknown Writer’s Contest. She regularly studies poetry, takes workshops and classes. The Grind online practice of a daily poem submitted to a random participating group each month has been a boon. Poetry for her is an ongoing intimate conversation she continues to have with strangers.