Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Tiny Seconds

Heather Wibbels

the no-see-um
flits against
the glass, its
wings scoot it
from place to

rapid strides
slide it
inch by
each second’s
stroll a week’s

my arm pushes
open the door;
do I reach like
an oak through seasons,
a measured lean
as limbs lengthen
and rain bares
ancient roots?


Heather Wibbels is a massage therapist in Tennessee and recently completed the Writer's Loft program at Middle Tennessee State University, winning several of the literary contests in the program. Heather spends her days working with clients, and reads and writes during her free time.

© Heather Wibbels

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