Charlene Stegman Moskal

“Esu’s Dreams and Nightmares” by Joshua Effiong

Minutes with their small hands reach
to become hours, pass like infinite endings.
In the waiting rooms of gods and angels,
Shoah may be something like this.

Perhaps in those pale, ash-gray interludes
I am practicing for death,
learning lessons of patience,
tolerance for those to whom
time is an inconvenience.

Charlene Stegman Moskal is a Teaching Artist with The Alzheimers Poetry Project. Her work appears in Humana Obscura, Connecticut River Review, Sandstone & Silver; an Anthology of Nevada Poets, Milk and Cake Press, ’Nervous Ghost, TAB, and others. Her first chapbook is One Bare Foot ( Zeitgeist Press,) a second chapbook, Leavings From My Table is forthcoming in 2022 from Finishing Line Press.

Joshua Effiong is a Nigerian by birth and Studying Science Laboratory Technology at University of Calabar. Joshua Effiong is a lover of poetry & here he finds freedom. He also find joy in photography and reading. Connect with him via Instagram @josh.effiong and Twitter @JoshEffiong

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