The poetry of Adriana Stimola

In June

It’s good to be
towered over
by deep-bowing
trees that shake out
a din—clackers
and rattles; to be
winnowed,
chaff set to wave
a white flag, taking
the pressure off
the pericardium; to be
told to sweat and stay
still; to call
out to color
with eyes closed;
to have no name
for the afternoon.
It’s good.


Adriana Stimola is a non-fiction literary agent, content consultant, mother and ever-aspiring poet. Her poetry has most recently been published in The Santa Clara Review, Juke Joint and High Shelf Press. She lives in the Hudson Valley of NY.

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