by Jennifer L. Freed


Galileo Veiled in Fog by Dave Dodge
Galileo Veiled in Fog by Dave Dodge


but now,



me beside you

in the morning,

the curve

of your shoulder, curl

of graying hair,


rising from your skin,

the skin

I touch

so lightly,

not to wake you.



(This poem appears in the chapbook, These Hands Still Holding.)


Jennifer L. Freed envies her two children, who find time to finish reading several books each week. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Poetry East, The Atlanta Review, The Common Ground Review, Literary Mama, and other publications. She was awarded honorable mention for the 2013 Frank O’Hara Prize, judged by Alice Fogel, and her chapbook, These Hands Still Holding (Finishing Line Press, 2014) was a finalist in the 2013 New Women’s Voices Chapbook competition. Please visit her website at

Painting primarily outdoors, Dave Dodge schools with traditional landscape painters who consider nature to be the greatest teacher. He is active in the local art community, working with Monadnock Community Hospital and its new Healing Arts Gallery. He is a past president of Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony and continues to serve on its board, a member of NH Art Association, Left Bank Artists, Sharon Art Center, and Sedona Arts Center. He and his wife Kathryn reside in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They love painting/hiking in the beautiful Monadnock Region, and also enjoy trips to painting venues of the northeast and southwest coasts.