Libbie Grant
Apr 3, 2022

We sat side by side

in the forest,

on a fallen tree

where all the tears I’d shed

had turned to lichen on the bark

and all the words you’d given me

were butterflies

among the hanging moss.

I never held your hand,

not once,

but roots are tangled


where only the far-sighted see.

We were made to make gods,

you and me.



Libbie Grant

Libbie Grant is a writer from the PNW. Her most recent novel is The Prophet’s Wife, a literary exploration of the founding of the Mormon faith.