to remember october

Rachel Kondro

she reads beauty
swept through grass
in brush of bark
and the pleasing roundness of fruit
pressed between fingertips

she sees stories
told through glass
in hush of holy
and the Stationed sternness of scenes
caressed by rainbow stain

she hears her name
sung through silence
in rush of flame
and the golden wideness of hope
confessed in dance of light

Rachel Kondro resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a graduate of Saint Louis University (BA, Communication, May 2007, and MA, Communication, expected May 2009). She was received into full communion with the Catholic Church on April 20, 2008.