Halcyon days 2016 issue 3

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Yoga at Takoma Park Library By Marianne Szylk Curled up in the basement, tucked away from the thunder upstairs,

Twisting beneath the rain, opening hearts, throats, bodies, they breathe.

she breathes. Rain falls through leaves the color of old newspapers, and the teacher tells tales of tigers, monkeys, and strawberries. Twisting beneath the rain, opening hearts, throats, bodies, they breathe.

Marianne Szlyk is the editor of The Song Is... . Her second chapbook, I Dream of Empathy, was published by Flutter Press. Her poems have appeared in a variety of online and print venues, including San Pedro River Review, Cactifur, Of/with, bird's thumb, Truck, and Scarlet Leaf Review. Her first chapbook is available through Kind of a Hurricane Press. She hopes that you will consider sending work to her magazine. For more information about it, visit http:// thesongis.blogspot.com/. Recently, she has been artist in residence at the Wild Word: http://thewildword.com/artist-in-residence-marianne-szlyk/ Halcyon Days - 2016 Issue 3 | 28