You can also find Sarah online, posting weekly journal writing prompts, at her friend Kris Babe's blog writingbabe.com or read two of her poems at mezzocammin.com
Quiver, Red Dragonfly Press, 2009 - $10.00 ($12.00 postage paid)
You can order via reddragonflypress.org/music/2547
Banjo Granny, children's picture book co-authored with Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Houghton Mifflin, 2006 - $16.00
I’m one of the first
to leave when we disperse
into the cold twilight of a tattered year.
Beethoven walks beside me in the furious
arpeggiated passions of his score.
After the major resolutions, after
applause, in the hiss of cars on a rainy street
the piano still finds no satisfactory answer
for the desperate hungers of the human soul.
It growls on and upward and I don’t know
where it might lead to, except it goes
with me, and I am walking home.
I wrap my serape closer against the rain.
We are in a war that is not war:
it has no end. This is a season of fear.
Still we continue on, continue out
into the winter night.
—Sarah BusseOriginally published in Four Corners