By Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Mountains swoop down
Tributaries rain salt into lakes
Feathers of empyrean pink light
falling on water
Flocks of muddied footprints
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes was born and raised in San Diego, California. He attended Herbert Hoover High School and went on to study Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego. His book Intimate Geography, published by Ragged Sky Press, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Poetry. Ish, as he is known, has also written lyrics for German musicians Andrea Hörkens and Thomas Roderburg (Tender Art).