Lizzy’s Sonnet By Russell Willis

Lizzy’s Sonnet 
Seemingly no place to go
That inner voice now quiet, asleep
While rages ‘round the burlesque show
That is life, the one that’s kept
Alive from day to day
And night to night
Fear held at bay
By dreams of light
Then comes that time of ecstasies
When waking into dreams
Released, the demon flees,
Life set free in streams
            And morning washed with cleansing tears
            Comes healing from the nightmare fears

Ethicist and online education entrepreneur, Russell Willis, emerged as a poet in 2019, beginning with the publication on January 2 of three poems in The Write Launch. Since then, his poetry has been published in Frost Meadow Review‘s Pandemic Poetry,  October Hill, Cathexis Northwest, Meat for Tea, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, The Esthetic Apostle, and three anthologies. Russell grew up in and around Texas, was vocationally scattered throughout the Southwest and Great Plains for many years, and is now settled in Vermont with his wife, Dawn.

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