a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
red kitchen nor French doors opening onto apple blossoms.
In the house of eels all air is water, silken warm.
There are no pets, no keys, no
whimsey, nor ten-foot avocado trees.
The house of eels is a map to the sea, first
the slipping out past harbor lights
then on and on through invisible passages
to where the great salt-lifted boudoir has been floating —
long before any woman, or man, slipped on a pair of feet.
Jody (aka Pamela) Stewart’s most recent publication is This Momentary World, Nine Mile Books, 2022. She lives on a retired farm in western Massachusetts with 2 senior dogs, 1 macaw, a wonderful housemate, 1 feisty cat, a retired race horse, his donkey Macaroni, 3 geese and an emu named Nigel. She’s currently at work on her seventh book of poems.