This rock bore weary Pilgrim feet,
but it’s much smaller than you’d think.
How did a boulder so petite
keep buckled shoes out of the drink?
Jean L. Kreiling’s poetry has been published widely in print journals, online journals, and anthologies. Recently awarded the 2013 String Poet Prize, she is a past winner of the Able Muse Write Prize, and she has been a finalist for the Frost Farm Prize, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award.