by Elizabeth Rees Issue: Spring 2015
No one
the war
will start
or when  
the world
will stop.
The future
forgot to
warn the past.
The present
stepped out   
for a smoke.
Don’t look
to the sky --
no cloud
will tell.

Elizabeth Rees’s first collection, Every Root a Branch, was published in 2014. Three of her four chapbooks have won national contests, most recently: Tilting Gravity.  Her poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Kenyon Review, The North American Review. New work is forthcoming in Nimrod, The Midwest Quarterly, Poetry East, and Poet Lore.