By Carol Bell


draw a line

then erase it


make a schedule

then release it


step inside

then escape it


and wander

into the night’s


where time

is nothing

and the colors

of your hope

are blended into

one beating heart



Carol Bell began writing as a small child, but her love of chemistry pushed writing into the background. Then, after retiring from a life full of gas chromatographs, titrations, and flasks, she grabbed a degree in English and moved to a ranch in a Colorado mountain valley. Once settled, she began to follow the lure of working with the land while writing poetry and short stories. Her work has been published in numerous journals, and she continues writing in the mountains.

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