is a place where white polar bears pop from sea onto abundant ice flows, where bees bustle into buttercups, emerge bristling yellow with pollen, where rhinoceroses sense their environs, stand in splendor, where the drumming of the ivory billed woodpecker echoes in bones, where the satin rustle from the wings of hundreds of passenger pigeons prevails, where no human doings, no Homo sapiens are there.
Celia Turner is a Loveland published poet in Northern Colorado Writers annual anthology, Poetry Potion 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.