Editor-in-Chief: Steven Wittenberg Gordon. Art Editor: J. Artemus Gordon. Associate Editor: James Frederick William Rowe. Assistant Editor: Terri Lynn Cummings. Featuring the poetry of: Ross Balcom, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Richard Fenwick, Yoni Hammer-Kossoy, Gene Hodge, Sierra July, Mary Soon Lee, John C. Mannone, Lauren McBride, Vivian Finley Nida, Aparna Sanyal, Howard Stein, Charles A. Swanson, Alessio Zanelli, & other fine poets.
I approach a sympathy card poem by thinking about an actual or imagined loss, then choosing an appropriate metaphor. For this latest sympathy-themed poem, I chose the loss of a bright beacon, a shining star.