Sarah Zale teaches writing at the University of Phoenix and facilitates the online workshop Poetry First! from her website (www.sarahwrite.com). Former editor-in-chief of Pitkin Review at Goddard College, her poetry has appeared in Comstock Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Wind Publications, CPU Review, and others, as well as on websites such as Literary Salt, Blood Orange Review, and PoetsAgainsttheWar.org.
An olive hard and dark, hiding
on a gnarled bough, knows about flow.
The bark, with memory long before
Gethsemane, sings unguent tales.
Branches conduct with their lance-
shaped leaves. White flowers bloom
as they listen.