by Monica Chenault Kilgore

Unfinished Keep Your Head to the Sky

Hard heels to soft toes perform the grand art of balance
lifted by faith each fall will not fail

the map carved by ancestral aviators navigating ancient

Bright light insight infused with steely transformative power

purposely obstructed by others or veiled by structures of my
own making

Yet the subtle intuitive dance in my steps whispers patterns
from beyond any present

Selecting and arranging words and phrases into a syncopated

Syllables gather like fresh string beans snatched snapped tossed
and cuddled under cold water

softened by stirred thoughts and memories infused with
fortifying spices to nourish my hunger

I travel a seemingly unyielding winding path that once
attempted to swallow my course rinsed away

I exhale bravery bringing declarations of “I am okay from here”

Monica Chenault-Kilgore

October 15, 2022

Available June 6, 2023

Long Gone, Come Home

Historical Fiction Novel by Monica Chenault-Kilgore

Spanning from the joyous peak of the 1930s jazz era to the Great Depression and civil rights movement, Long Gone, Come Home weaves a poetic tale of love, life, and loss as one woman learns the true meaning of home.

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Long Gone,
Come Home

Historical Novel by Monica Chenault-Kilgore