Sorry for the late post. I had a friend stay over yesterday and you know what happens when two eighteen-year-olds have an afternoon to themselves. Anyway, over the next few weeks, I'll be posting bits and pieces of Where I Stand, the sequel to Where the Clouds Catch Fire! I'm excited too! So let's get going with the poem that opens Where I Stand...
While I stare in hope at the ocean,
My gaze set on water and stone,
I see naught but waves set in motion,
No person, for I am alone.
O speak, flaming sunset! O, what have you seen?
What visions to you have been shown?
Tell me the fate of the one who has been,
The person who left me alone.
Nothing tonight meets my vision,
My hope to the wolves has been thrown.
Tomorrow I'll repeat my mission,
With hope that I won't be alone.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.