November Bees
Issue Three Winter 2017 Lori Gravley

We Stand in Blue

Lift our hopes

to the moon

the waves

slip silently over

our toes

then pull back

toward the freedom

we seek.


           Maputo, Mozambique

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Lori Gravley devours entire books of poetry in one sitting and finds restraint difficult. She has poems, published and forthcoming, in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Bitterzoet, SOFTBLOW, and Jabberwock Review. She travels the world for her work as a USAID training consultant, but her home is in Yellow Springs, Ohio. You can hear her read her own work and others' and hear her interviews with poets on WYSO Public Radio. Learn more about Lori at or follow her on Instagram @lorigravley.