“Brilliance” © Bonnie Matthews Brock


Winter Light

A spark in the darkness,
reflected by myriad crystals
floating through frigid air,

Warmth in gelid reserve,
Crisp crunches crush underfooting
Guided through an arctic,

Spiced, hot cinnamon
Captured by crackles
Reminding of home,

Peaceful, primed, practiced poise
Radical, ready to flame
Yet caught by wick and glass

Set in our window
An entreaty, a North Star
Beckoning you home.


Kerry E.B. Black writes from a tiny suburb of the City of Steel, where champions are forged. Written work has appeared in Post Card Poetry and Prose, Moonchild, and many other publications, anthologies, and collections.

Bonnie Matthews Brock is a Florida-based photographer, as well as a school psychologist. Her images have been published in Ibbetson Street Press, The Somerville Times, Oddball Magazine, and Beyond Words Literary Magazine.