Many turned back after reaching the overlook mistaking it for main attraction, the falls. This, according to hiker descending the trail. He seemed content, renewed. Awaiting me at the top, a lone housefly. I left her alone. She let me be. Loud and strong, water hurtled above and below.
About the Poet
Jason O’Toole is a Rhylsing Award nominated poet, musician, and member of the North Andover, MA Poet Laureate Committee. He is widely published and the author of two poetry collections published by the Red Salon, Spear of Stars (2018) and Soulless Heavens (2019).
For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.