“Vanishing Point” by Melissa Grossman
It is not miles ahead of you
where the road narrows.
It is not a mountaintop
covered by low clouds.
Nor, the columns of
trees that grow
just below the
of the ocean, and you are whale,
and you are water. It is that cloudless
blue sky when birds disappear into the deep
brightness, and you are bird, and you are light.
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Melissa Grossman’s Artist Statement: Melissa Grossman is an active member of Paradigm Poets in Los Angeles, CA. as well as a member of the Ventura County performance troupe, Razor Babes. As a member of The Almost Famous Poets, she brings poetry to the Ventura County Schools. Her poetry has been published in Common Ground Review, Askew, Kansas City Voices, the anthology In the Company of Women, and two Lucid Moose anthologies: Alleyways & Gutters: Poverty & Struggle and Like a Girl. Melissa is a stained glass and mosaic artist, living in Simi Valley with her beloved Golden Retriever, Molly.