Pansy

Gasp—snip, gasp,

Again.

Yellow spinning petals

Wind.

Push, cool brown

Earth

Small majestic petals,

Mirth.

Reach, past blue

Sky,

Tender root shooting

High.

Wait, stop … over

Again

Gesture deep, curtsy

Grin.

Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.