Poet’s Corner: “In the Small Hours of the Morning” – Brittany DiGiacomo

grass rises from under the earth,
leaves bloom at the base of flowers,
trees burst greenly beneath a blue powder fog at dawn
where people wake softened by the echoes of chirps,
by the stream of light burning inside as deeply as coal

but first we must bear the violent blow of hail and frost,
the feast of rain and slush
reaching far into the crevices in rocks

not even the smallest finger
can graze those cracks and spaces

winter alone will fill those gaps,
flush out the debris,
melt it all the way to the root,
and only then –
like an elastic coil wire when stretched –
will spring return to shape.

About Brittany DiGiacomo (8 Articles)
Britt DiGiacomo is a New York based writer who earned her MFA from Manhattanville College. Britt is certified in Digital Marketing from University of Vermont. She is the editor-in-chief and marketing director for Share Journal. Britt is the author of upcoming novel series The Pace of Nature - currently in submission for publication - and tells the tale of Lilly Difeo’s horrific school-yard accident and how it shapes her life; whether mischievous at home, or ill-behaved at boarding school, Lilly remains strong as she fights to save her identity, all while trying to break stereo types of what it means to live with a disability. More on Britt @brittdigiacomo.com & Instagram @share.journal