Green Hills Literary Lantern

 

 

Amazing Things to See When Traveling from Here to There

 

We used to stop at every god damn site

designated as a “Point of Interest,” in truth,

a blessing of some natural and unique

formation to arrest bored travelers

from their random thoughts.

 

Once, I caught sight of a blue heron

in low flight followed closely

by a flock of frantic crows

over a shimmering field

of wind-blown blades of gold,

 

but I didn’t know how to signal

this moment to the future car-bound

on the pass—perhaps a series of signs,

“Turn Around,” “Stop Here,” “It Was

Amazing, and It Could Happen Again.”

 

 

 

 

 

A past contributor to GHLL, Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb’s work has appeared in many publications, including Depth Insights Journal, Watershed Review, Eastern Iowa Review, Conium Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Terrain.org, SLAB: A Literary Magazine, Kudzu House Quarterly, Caesura, the anthology Talking Back and Looking Forward: An Educational Revolution in Poetry and Prose (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2016), and others, with new poetry forthcoming in Weber—The Contemporary West.  In addition to past Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations, her work received Honorable Mentions in 2016 from both Port Yonder Press and Erbacce Press. She has been an educator, a researcher, and an editor, and is co-founder of Native West Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit natural history press.