you are really scared

infrared ash exhumed

supernatural beings crash

in the clouds when will

I get water tea-stained

tusks crushed to dust a leaf

zigzags grasping aerial

sea taps as it touches

stone the spirit of the tree

speaks you seek to leave

star beings behind





Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in Lyre, Lyre, Cactus Heart Press, The Wayfarer, Twelve Winters Press, The Lake, Revolution House, Soundings Review, East Jasmine Review, Linden Ave. Literary Journal, The Gap Toothed Madness, and others. She has a poetry manuscript, The Feather Ladder and has written and illustrated a chapbook called, Rootlessness.