splashes off its canvases,
onto the open-minded walls
of my otherwise quiet gallery —
creation perpetuating its relevance,
with dilating drops of India ink,
to fill once-blank spaces.
SHERI VANDERMOLEN has served, for fifteen years, as editor in chief of Time Being Books, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her projects have included overseeing compilation of The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky and managing four collected-works editions. She has also facilitated the publication of dozens of individual poetry and short-fiction volumes. She graduated summa cum laude in 1990 and relocated to India in 2008. Her verse has been published in various international literary journals and anthologies, including Contemporary Literary Review India, Earthen Lamp Journal, Muse India, Papercuts, Taj Mahal Review, Veils, Halos and Shackles, and Verse-Virtual.