The following poems, submitted because April is National Poetry Month, are from Alexandria residents.

Nature's Cookie


Pretty and sweet,

Easy to hold,

Treats for bees and me.

— Michelle Berberet

Angel Brain

My dear angel brain

What kind of angel are you?

Are you Gabriel

telling me I am chosen?

Or Michael, the defender of God

and my guardian angel?

Or one of those fat little cherubs all soft and cute,

but a little dangerous with his bow and arrow?

Perhaps Lucifer, tempting my heart with

power and arrogance?

Or Capra's Clarence showing me the

the value of my life when I forget?

Are you all of these my dear, daring,

darling angel brain?

You devil, you.

— Michelle Berberet