bending toward the light

by Mikayla Elias



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781665729451
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781665729475
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781665729468

About the Book

standing at the edge of a ravine,
I feel myself turn
and fall backward,
headfirst into you

the moon is tangerine
in the slow burn
I reach toward
and can taste her fruit

Through disorder and chaos, there is still love—if we challenge ourselves to see it.

In a debut volume of free verse, Mikayla Elias shares a glimpse into their heart while reflecting on the ways they and others see themselves. Within vivid reflections, Elias leads others on a journey of self-discovery while exploring nature, Mother Earth, love, and everything inbetween that includes a willow that bends tenderly under pressure, gold-plated yarn weaving through eternity, the heartache of lost love, the uniqueness in the paranoia brought on by isolation, the depths of love, and the well of devotion.

Bending Toward the Light is a collection of poetry that lyrically reimagines what it is to feel while building upon the precarious nature of existence.

About the Author

Mikayla Elias is originally from the golden metropolis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By day, they produce music and radio shows. By night, they pen reams of poetry. They currently reside within the glimmering steel pastures of Nashville, Tennessee.