Epiphany, 2012

Light steals into the coffee shop

with sand-rimmed eyes still arguing
the route.  A plain girl is watching

their confusion, coarse cloth on top
of her nursing child, soft singing
gilding the room. The strangers stop,

stunned, as at their journey’s ending
light steals into the coffee shop.

(an Octain Refrain, for friends in the wonderful dVerse community)


About Andrew Kreider

I'm a poet and musician,transplanted from London, England to beautiful northern Indiana. By day I am a stay-at-home dad with our three kids while my amazingly talented spouse conquers medical school one long shift at a time. At night, I'm a performer and trouble-maker. I love my life.

11 responses »

  1. Wow- this is amazing, Andrew. I love the twist at the end and can so relate to arguing about stopping for directions.http://lkkolp.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/the-thief/

  2. glad they arrived….nice capture of that moment…lol i give up and just ask for directions now…nice star wars pic too…

  3. Glorious epiphany poem AND artwork. Thanks, Andrew. This is one of my new favorites. -joan

  4. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! This is MY small stone for today. I SAW the light 🙂 Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year…and a Happy OpenLinkNight too!

  5. This is So cool. Sounds like they have been traveling in the desert of time and space.Wonderful!

  6. The moment's we catch – one never knows what will strike us…Also: Love the image. Though I think there may be a missing link between the walkers…

  7. Very nice: structured without feeling like it was forced into a form. Nice visuals as well.

  8. Very compelling and beautiful– a caught moment, just so. xxxj

  9. Beautifully captured!

  10. Have you ever thought about creating an ebook or guest authoring on other
    blogs? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my subscribers would appreciate your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.


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