March/April 2022

Between Then and Now

by Jessamyn Rains

We stand apart like winter 
trees, fixed and frozen
in our unspoken grief,

while time seems like a bitter wind
blowing through our branches. 

I once despaired at scenes like these,
But now I see—through bending boughs—
wide stillnesses: and feel

a bit of rose and gold
in the corner of the cold sky.

About the Author

Jessamyn Rains is a writer and editor for Kosmeo Magazine. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and four small children.