Before the Gold of June
Of spring will shine
With everlasting hope
And bring about the saffron heat
We sing our songs with measured feet
And never-ending scope
So plant in time
Andre F. Peltier is a Lecturer III at Eastern Michigan University where he has taught African American Literature, Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, Poetry, and Freshman Composition since 1998. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI, with his wife, children, turtles, dog, and cat. His poetry has appeared in Big Whoopie Deal, In Parentheses, Fahmidan Journal, The Write Launch, and Tofu Ink and is forthcoming in The Great Lakes Review, La Piccioletta Barca, Prospectus, Sledgehammer, Griffel, Spillover Mag, and an anthology from Quillkeepers Press. In his free time, he obsesses about soccer and comic books.