photo by mauricio alejandro ramos
Beverly M. Collins, is the author of the books, Quiet Observations: Diary Thought, Whimsy and Rhyme and Mud in Magic. She is one of three prize winners for the California State Poetry Society 2012 yearly competition. Her work has appeared in Poetry Speaks! Year of Great Poems and Poets (Calendar), California Quarterly, Journal of Modern Poetry, Altadena Poetry Review, Bits and Pieces Magazine and many other publications. In 2015, Beverly M. was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Independent American Poetry for her work that appears in Rubicon: Words & Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. Collins was born in Delaware and grew up in New Jersey.
I hear its message roll over the edges
of my routine from a distance like a
flirty voice from the center of fruit unbitten.
It is the waiting-waters I've yet to swim
and hills I've yet to gaze down from.
Un-strolled meadows with buds of
Wide in reach while startling in softness.
As necessary as tar to a roadkill
yet, as indiscriminate as dust... it touches me
The call envelops everything I see
in a new glow with a clear language
never muddled by any tone.
It reminds me to be my own answer.
Beverly M. Collins