Hollowed out, hallowed
Metal shells, wrenching to see
Skeletons of life

These are graveyards of
Our former lives, former selves
We are phoenix-strong


Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with more than 350 poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.