“Re-Read (a triptych)” by Lynne Sargent

The smell,
of hot grass
on a summer morning
Longbottom leaf smoke
old and weathered pages
the taste,
of warm tea
outside in the afternoon
an adventure brewing
tempting you in
the flavor you return to
the feel,
of home
that dusky night
holding you close
like a familiar friend

Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and holds a Ph.D in Applied Philosophy. They are the poetry editor at Utopia Science Fiction Magazine. Their work has been nominated for Rhysling, Elgin, and Aurora Awards, and has appeared in venues such as Augur Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. Their first collection, A Refuge of Tales is out now from Renaissance Press. To find out more, reach out to them on Twitter @SamLynneS or for a complete bibliography visit them at scribbledshadows.wordpress.com.