Joshua Nance

Joshua Nance is a human from the middle of the United States, currently based out of Portland, OR. Athlete turned poet, Joshua spends much of his time observing the world around him, attempting to capture beauty in small, everyday moments.

Your Voice on the Wind

Timeless feelings, the Appalachian trail
and the love I hold for you like the sky.
A time zone countenance and research
that’s gone all wrong.

Have you noticed, how the trees like to talk
mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays?
They whispered in my ear,
if you get it wrong, you’ll still be alright.

Lock jaw and tact as hard as rock,
you broke the ground and found something
none of us ever talked about.
You’ve been my hero for a while now.

I still read about that Golden Child
you say you saw,
still wonder what’s true and how to behave.
When I’m with you, I feel the freedom,
and the weight.

NOVUS Literary and
Arts Journal
Lebanon, TN