Poetry helps, she said


By Sister Lou Ella Hickman, I.W.B.S.

for Stacy, ER nurse & poet

your scalpel cuts your words
into blood and bone
breathing appears between the spaces
each poem opens
its white crane wings and flies

“I write because I have to and because I am good at it.” – the poet. Sister Lou Ella was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017. Her first book of poetry, She: Robed and Wordless, was published in 2015. (Press 53)

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