inside the silence
a lotus loats
petals slowly open...
welcome its white flame
on the pond of your sacred darkness
Published in the February 2020 issue:
Sr. Lou Ella Hickman’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals as well as three anthologies. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017. Her first book of poetry entitled she: robed and wordless was published in 2015 (Press 53).