Glenn Ingersoll and Judy Shepps Battle
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Glenn Ingersoll lives in Berkeley, California where he works for the public library. He hosts Clearly Meant, a reading & interview series, at the Berkeley library’s Claremont Branch. He has two chapbooks, City Walks (broken boulder) and Fact (Avantacular). He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read. Recent work has appeared in Poetry East, Askew, and Hearty Greetings.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Glenn Ingersoll. and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I was blue.
That is enough being blue!
Judy Shepps Battle
Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essays and poems long before retiring from being a psychotherapist and sociology professor. She is a South Brunswick, New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer. Her poems have been accepted in a variety of publications including Ascent Aspirations; Barnwood Press; Battered Suitcase; Caper Literary Journal; Epiphany Magazine; Joyful; Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine; Raleigh Review; Rusty Truck; Short, Fast and Deadly; the Tishman Review, and Wilderness House Literary Press.ity.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Judy Shepps Battle and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Sleepless in South Brunswick
thought crowds out peaceful haze
reminds me it took more than 3 years
and that Creator is always in the process
even when it doesn’t seem like it
I ask myself if I will remember
Or that I was Judy?
Simon smiles as Bodhi wags tail
or maybe all three of us will ride the thermals
Awe and respect for mystery saturate my
growing fatigue morphs into sleep