"No Crisis" © Stacy Esch

“No Crisis” © Stacy Esch


There Is No Crisis

In the big broad morning sky
there is no pie and no crisis
no faith, no doubt
no nihilistic wedge
that secret message
written in the clouds

just a pair of singing cardinals
a nest of baby crows
apples and brown sugar
on the counter in the kitchen

life with death
faith with doubt
pie and sky
and waiting


Stacy Esch lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania, teaching English at West Chester University. Digital art and photography are the twin passions that compete alongside her interest in writing, reading, songwriting, and gardening. She has previously published work at Turkshead Review and wordriver literary review. She is currently selling a calendar through Spruce Alley Press.