by Phil Montenegro


She was the color of river,

the color of years gone by,

disturber of bees nimbusing

their hive. With one solid

rock she would ignite them

and swear that every sting

she endured was the sting

of God pocketing his faith

inside her.




Phil Montenegro’s writing has appeared in The Tower Journal, Ayris and Tidepools Magazine for which his poem “Eleven A.M.” won the 2014 first prize in poetry for their 50th anniversary edition. As editor of IS Press he features poetry, short fiction and visual art.