Hope—The State of Mercury

In a previous post, I mentioned I’m working on my first chapbook: The State of Mercury. This week, I am working on the final steps to self-publish it! I expect it to come out on Amazon in the next week or so.

All the poems in The State of Mercury will explore the mercurial or changeable nature of people. These poems have an emotion or state of mind as their title. Most of them appeared in one of my two books, The Wind and the Shadows or Event Horizon. However, there are a handful of new poems, which will be included in my third book, Shadow and Memory, slated for release later this year.

This close to self-publishing, I thought it apropos to share a new poem from The State of Mercury entitled “Hope.”


The seed in the ground—
dirt-blind and stone deaf—
feels in itself
the gripping roots,
unmoving trunk,
limbs flung into the sun, 
and leaves
whispering the wind’s

Published by mrteague

Teague McKamey lives in Washington state with his wife and two children. Teague’s poetry has appeared in several journals and in self-published books. He blogs at thevoiceofone.org and awanderingminstrel.com. In all areas of life, Teague desires that Christ may be magnified in his body (Php. 1:20).

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