In Memory of
We would like to dedicate this issue to Rachel, who we believe would want to be remembered for her contributions to the writing community and the lasting impression she has made on so many of us with her warm nature. She was an inspiration, a kind and supportive spirit, and a prolific writer who exposed the magic of the simplest things through her words. Everyone she knew feels her absence but we think she’d want us to keep her alive by continuing to share her words and our memories of her.
This poem was one Rachel sent to us for this issue and it is a perfect illustration of her mastery of haiku and a reflection of her way of viewing the world as something to be cherished, while she fought her illness for so many years.
a blade of grass
between my fingers
We hope everyone will take some time to remember their interactions with Rachel. We invite anyone who would like to share a poem in memory of Rachel, to do so here, on her author page.
We have also included her poem in the issue where it was originally scheduled to be published, as we’d like everyone to think of her as still among us, encouraging us along, as she always did.