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)