Author: L. Stevens

Issue II released

Happy Solstice! Can I offer you some poetry to enjoy on the longest day of the year? The second issue of Freeverse Revolution’s new literary magazine is available, and it’s fantastic. I have two poems in this edition, one which has not been previously posted on my blog. I’m so excited to be in such great company with this group of poets, so be sure to download Hermes and give them all a read! Issue II: hermes (the kaleidoscope) is now available to download! The digital download is completely free but if you wish to donate/pay as you feel, … Issue II released

Notes From the Road

I’m traveling to Massachusetts this week to visit family with my husband, and it’s been quite an experience, going from spending over a year of quarantine and working from home to a road trip crossing several states. Along the way, we’ve seen beautiful sunsets, foggy mountain landscapes, ominous storm clouds (pictured below), and the infamous cicada brood X splattering our windshield (not pictured.) I find myself appreciating the strangest things on this trip. While staying in Pennsylvania, our dog had to go out in the middle of the night. As soon as I stepped outside, I realized the entire area was saturated in the sweet scent of cinnamon rolls. I could practically taste the sugary sweetness and cream cheese frosting. I couldn’t figure out where it could be wafting from, our hotel was just off the highway, next to a Nestle bottling plant. It was surreal, standing in a quiet parking lot with chirping crickets and the smell of desserts swirling around us. It’s nice to get out of the house, I thought.