Rhonda Maness has been writing for many years. She has recently been published in River Poets Journal, Subliminal Poetry, Quantum Poetry, as well as other literary magazines. She makes her home in Alabama.
The Line of Vanity
You were like chiseled art
smoothed against a glistening sky.
You thought you owned the ground;
its foliage flattered
your faultless features.
I seemed still
like the woolly weeds and grass,
but the wind shifted and I moved.
This became your furrow-
the wrinkle that cracked you
like the quick whisper
that rips the sure silence of church.