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Two Poems by Pamela Livingston

Pamela Livingston

The cave of my heart says ' Beware ',
          be aware, not afraid -
          (there's a bear in there...)
We're hurtling towards the darkest day,
we'll come through it like the Sun
having shed unnecessaries, and still shedding
        one by one - the dark reveals 
what has begun - a New Year glimmers,
           kind, and fun.
Goodbye, unnecessary thoughts and worries
and I thank you for your troubles -
          (you are neutralized.)


I shake my shaggy behind,
     black bear's
   thick fur
walks into the forest
in my room, where the claws
     are hung on the wall,
    feathers from a lampshade -
the rug,  the bed,
      the chair...here I sit down
                      (the Bear)

Pamela Livingston discovered Eau Claire through the World Flute convention. The rivers and the writers called her back. Now working on a piece of non-fiction, her first published book of poetry is Songs of Genesee

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.