Cover Photo: November Bones II by Lauren Suval

November Bones II

barren trees in a morning yellow light


thanksgiving day at 11 am;

groggy but alert but serene;

parade floats on the television screen.

jubilance as the sun sets;

traditional melodies behind our lips and standing with mom in the kitchen;

crying from onions, grating potatoes. 

strolls on sunday afternoons, before we need shelter for our hands;

before we need shelter.

barren trees in a morning yellow light.

Lauren Suval studied print journalism and psychology at Hofstra University, and she is a writer based in New York. Her work has been featured on Psych Central, Thought Catalog, Catapult Community, and other online publications. Lauren's e-book “Coping With Life’s Clutter” and her latest book, “The Art Of Nostalgia,” a collection of personal essays, can both be found on Amazon. She loves to be followed on Twitter @LaurenSuval and on Facebook @LaurenSuvalWriting.