Soul Life

I wake and walk
in a body
that demands daily
but suffers not.
Neither saint nor ruler
angel nor power
neither things present
past or to come
shall be my water.
For as necessary
as air
and as unnoticed
as my beating heart
I go forth
from within,

Yvonne Higgins Leach‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Reed Magazine, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review, among others. Her first collection of poems, Another Autumn, was recently published by WordTech Editions.