cascade by Sally Quon

Poem title: cascade Poet name: Sally Quon Poem: emerging from a condo chrysalis to a cabin in the woods where water tumbles, froths wispy-white and olive brown raucous laughter crushing restless mind mourning cloaks chase each other and the breeze cottonwood fluff floating sunlight moves over pools unwrapping each new facet like a gift and even the shadows are filled with color American dippers fly the face of the falls perch on boulders, bob and dive all around the water flows paths, once divergent coalesce into one a first step tentative, hopeful End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Sally Quon Previously published in Coming Out of Isolation, Poetry Anthology 2022, Beauty, Born of Pain, Poetry Collection, 2023. Sally Quon is a disabled writer living in the Okanagan Valley of beautiful British Columbia, home of the Syilx people. She has been widely published in poetry and creative nonfiction anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul – The Forgiveness Fix, BIG: Thoughts on a Plus Size Life, and on-line at The Good Life Review. Her photographs have appeared in Canadian Geographic and Nature Alberta’s Important Bird Areas. Her poems have been included in collections such as Worth More Standing, Voicing Suicide, and Coming Out of Isolation. Beauty, Born of Pain is her first full length collection. Sally is a member of the Federation of BC Writers, Haiku Canada, and an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. In her spare time, Sally enjoys exploring the back roads near her home. When not engaged in other creative pursuits, Sally enjoys cooking, experimenting with Japanese Short Form, and curling up with a blanket and a cat.Her bucket list is entirely about bears.