Tipton Poetry Journal
and we are unimpressed with the results, ears of corn animals ingest, we have no gestures left, no words of praise, the sky blank, wind broken just a commodity: corn, don't offer your hands in prayer today's price- 77 cents a bushel too low to harvest, leave it rot where it grew, for crows.
Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English, but is self-taught in poetry, which she has written since college. Nearly 300 of her poems appear in over a hundred online venues and in anthologies, in the US, UK, Canada, and further abroad. The natural world is often her framework; she also considers the stories of people and places around her and personal histories. She is a semi-retired teacher living in California.