Thea Schiller, a Long Islander from New York, holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from The City University of New York, and an MS in counseling from Western Connecticut State University. For over two decades she spent her summers abroad in France with her late husband and daughter. She is the Orchard Prize winner for her poem, "Sarah" published in Furrow, University of Wisconsin, and has been published in other University literary presses. Currently, she lives in Westchester, practices psychotherapy in Connecticut and is writing her first novel.
There is “No Exit.”
Two morning doves defy winter.
The son turns East on the icy branch and prays.
The mother bird puffs up her beige chest one last time;
God’s flakes fall full and translucent.
Crystal diamonds open up the promise of world
Beyond isolation into memory.
Hope expands past personal stores into Kingdom,
Beyond Sartre and literature
To find entrance.