Tim Peeler is an instructor at a community college in western North Carolina and the editor of Third Lung Review.
His poetry, reviews, essays, and short stories have appeared in many online and print publications, including RAW BONE PRESS, HBO, and Time Life Magazine.
Tim is the author of three books: Waiting for Godot's First Pitch, Touching All Bases (McFarland & Co.), and Writers on the Storm (1st Books), with Robert Canape.
For the spider the sky begins
at my feet. He senses the
enormity of kicked gravel,
the deep gloom of a closed leaf.
When I walk, poisoning the weeds,
I drag a hurricane through the grass,
send a small earthquake up the
mailbox pole. I am the news
of a monster, swiping at threads
that first surprise my face, eye-
to-eye on the trapeze of dewy light,
the temporary angel, I smite.