Steven Pelcman

Normandy, France

If death
Were to take hold
Here, among a patchwork
Of grassy fields
You would never know
For there is little difference
In the gentle beauty
Of such stillness.

It is a cushioned thick earth
Full of Gothic stone
And brown-white cows
Where white light
Fingers its way
Through hedgerows
And into the sea

Where the blue tide waters
At dusk
Still drag skull bones
And bullets to shore
Full of windswept shadows
That touch the wind
When a man passes.

Steven Pelcman is a writer of poetry and short stories who has spent the past few years completing a first novel titled "Riverbed." He has been published in a number of magazines including: The Windsor Review, Paris/Atlantic, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Salzburg Poetry Review, Wings, Caffeine Magazine and many others. He has spent the last ten years residing in Germany where he is a language communications trainer and has had the opportunity to continue his writing, travel the world, and enjoy the challenges cross cultural experiences provide.



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