Poetry by Julie Stevens in Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020 ‘Angst’

Mural, Girl, Balloon, Child, Heart
Angst
I'm the thunder you hold now
with my cries,
I'm all around rattling your calm.
I bring dark to your shine,
when you look at me here.

I'm the fall of questions
you keep wanting to catch,
I'm the words you repeat
when they won't drift away,
I know how to taint your breath.

Swirling around
I see where you are,
shaking your ground,
I sense where you flee.
I'm there beside you
telling you how to think,
but you have to let me go.


Bio from 2020:
Julie Stevens has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and her poems tend to reflect the impact MS has on her life, as well as other topics close to her heart. Her poems have been published most recently on The Blue Nib, The Honest Ulsterman and Dodging the Rain.  Her chapbook, Quicksand, is published by Hybrid Press having come second in the Dreich Chapbook Competition 2020.  Her website is www.jumpingjulespoetry.com