The wind is cracking branches
in its teeth
It is running after me
I am not afraid
We are all going
to the same place
whoever gets there first will have to wait
“Alone” previously appeared in Rosebud.
Judith Azrael received an MFA from the University of Oregon and taught for many years. The teaching included a three year position at Western Washington University as visiting writer and at other colleges, community colleges and art centers. Her four volumes of poetry include: Fire in August from Zeitgeist Press, Fields of Light from Cassiopeia Press, and Antelope Are Running and Apple Tree Poems from Confluence Press. A collection of her stories and lyrical essays, Wherever I Wander, was published by Impassio Press. Her work has appeared widely in magazines including Harvard Review, The Yale Review, Shenandoah, The Nation, The Sun, Rosebud, Humanities Review and The Christian Science Monitor.