Spring Lyric Finalists

Untitled poem by Kate Payne of Austin, TX
(Kate's Bio)

Spring, this
forward leaping
quiet, now
season so long
ends all this sleeping
but for now
content
in keeping
a majesty of green
lanky limbs, alive
and reaching
somewhere, here
beneath this last snow
a magnificent secret
lies below.



About the author:
Kate Payne is an award winning poet and visual artist. Kate attended Rhodes College and the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology. She now uses her gift for language as a grant writer for a large nonprofit. She is presently working on a provocative collection of essays centering on gender and sexuality. Kate currently lives in Austin, Texas where she gardens with her four-legged children, Isobel and Gino.



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