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His Wheat Dream

He wants a patch of wheat

instead of a bluegrass lawn.

Not for grain or profit,

but to see the shape of the wind

as it pushes through sunny tassels,

blowing gold into silver.

Sara Backer

Photo: "Coyote Pass" by James Bedell

Poetry by Sara Backer

Sara Backer likes brevity, gravity, and levity. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, lives in New Hampshire, and teaches at UMass Lowell. She has two chapbooks: Scavenger Hunt and Bicycle Lotus. Recent publications include Qu, Nonbinary Review, The Pedestal, and Hawaii Pacific Review. Her first book of poetry, Such Luck, is out now from Flowstone Press. Website:

Photography by James Bedell

James is a process support coordinator by day, and a photographer by night. He is an avid lover of nature and people. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife and sons, and is working toward a degree in environmental science.

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