Corey Mesler

Sylvi Ascending

My granddaughter,
at two,
knows she can
break me in
half with a
and I wouldn’t
such a thing
as grist
for a poem
except she
comes back and
come back,
into my heart
with a
little load of lightning.

Corey Mesler has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Gargoyle, Five Points, Good Poems American Places, and New Stories from the South.