Poetry by Travis L. Naught, art by Jennifer Barnes
My pier juts off the western rim.
Turquoise hills lead into the calm water.
Coastal beach palm trees complete the motif;
I can see them from my front door.
Dreams do not visit me while I sleep in this house.
Perfect visions surround me every day I visit there.
There is no need to want for more;
she has constructed a perfect world.
God was once able to relax the way she does;
lying beautifully at the forefront of creation.
Adam was tempted and destroyed his paradise.
I wonder what trap she has set for me.
Travis Laurence Naught is an author who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012) is his full-length paperback poetry memoir & Still Journaling (e-book, 2013) is a follow-up volume of poems. Follow Travis on Twitter (@NaughtaPoet), on Facebook (Travis Laurence Naught) or on his blog (naughtapoet.blogspot.com) for all of his writing updates!
Jennifer Anne Barnes uses visual art to create new realities for herself. She is a law student at Richmond University. She is inspiration.