Marcia Arrieta

Days

Solitude is a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. —Carl Jung, Letter, May 30, 1957 * distance. intimacy. the moon is a process. tomorrow we speak. remember music. remember galileo. observe sunflowers. in the room there are paintings. tomorrow we build the tower. * warriors. bears. the sky in spring. the birds speak of sanctuary. an eloquent drift of poems & drawings. the birds speak of desire. clear water vision. * the roads. the rooms. do not become distracted. sleep in roses. sleep in sun

Marcia Arrieta's work has appeared in So to Speak, alice blue, Otoliths, 13th Moon, Blueprint Review, Osiris, Big Scream, and others. Her chapbook was selected by Toadlily Press for publication in their Quartet Series — An Uncommon Accord. She likes to wander by the sea with a notebook in hand.