G. H. Mosson is the author of five books and chapbooks of poetry, including most recently the chapbooks: Family Snapshot as a Poem in Time (Finishing Line Press) and Simultaneous Revolutions (PM Press May 2021).

We must admit there will be music despite everything” – Jack Gilbert

Of Family Snapshot as a Poem in Time (FLP 2019), the Kirkus Review called it, “A profound and heartfelt meditation on the meaning of parenthood.”

Of Heart-X-rays (PM Press 2019), poet Patric Pepper said in the journal Barrelhouse, “Here is insight, weeping and catharsis. . . . It creates a mix of sensibilities, from beat poetry to hip-hop and everything in between.”

G. H. Mosson is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, author of essays and poetry, and lives in Maryland, USA.


Change like hanging off

the side of a cliff with

a sweet breeze distracting

from what might

go wrong, so should

I scramble

up, inch

down, or let

go and brush


to flying?

I suspect

it depends where

you want to go, and who

you’d like to be

when you get there.

I didn’t yet know

if I would . . .

a smile tinged with risk . . .

how famished I have been . . .

how good to have choice. . . .