Unquenched/BW Angel by Nicole Surginer (Poem) & Carl Scharwath (Photo)

The drought rages on,
leeching beauty from
a blistered world.
Hope dwindles as life
withers to fragments.
Your taste in every
smoldering breath sears
my languishing soul.
I cannot escape the
maddening heat of
longing pulsing through
my parched blood.
The thirst for fullness
will not be quenched.
In memories graveyard
I forever tarry;
Tattered wings fettered
to a heavy heart.


Nicole Surginer is a poet from the small town of Bastrop,Texas. She is inspired to write through her obsession with nature’s enchantment, a fascination with expressing the power of love in a raw, intense form and finding beauty in the darkest places. She has been published in Tuck Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, Indiana Voice Journal, Sick Lit Magazine, Your One Phone Call, In Between Hangovers, Oddball Magazine, The Song Is, Scarlett Leaf Review, with pending publications with Prachya Review and the anthology Dandelion in a vase of roses.


Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 80+ magazines selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award for Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book is ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press). Carl is a dedicated runner and second degree blackbelt.

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