We were excited to have Lenoir-Rhyne University student, Milissia Koncelik, join us at the March 19 AOP event at Hickory Museum of Art. Her poem “Running” was gleaned from one of three Steve McCurry photographs that inspired our last featured poem by LRU professor, Scott Owens. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.
after “Man Walks inside the Fushimi Inari Shrine” by Steve McCurry
Running through a sea of orange,
others take their time. They walk,
pacing through life, wondering, waiting.
I run, to
This Shrine is to give me hope.
What will I find at the
I can not know
so I keep