The world is full of grit. We see it across social media, the news, it's everywhere, just like the dust that kicked up on the gravel road next to the house where I grew up. Our salvation is the abundant beauty that surrounds us. It, too, is everywhere, but sometimes we turn a blind eye to its existence. The folks at Peacock Journal, with eyes wide open, search for beauty in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art, photography, and audio performances. Please visit the Peacock Journal website, where I'm delighted to report, you'll find some of my poems.