The Shadows of a Swing Set
— a poem by A.J. Huffman

echo the emptiness of the playground.
Sun’s progressive hour elongates stillness, the lack
of fingers gripping chain in fear and thrill.  Strange
immobility swallows innocence,
replaces potential laughter with a howling
more fit to flourish beneath the moon.

The Poet: A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.comShe has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals.  She has is the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press . Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work on on her Facebook page.
The Photographer: Myles Katherine is a fine art photographer and painter based in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in medium format black and white film photography using a Holga GCFN. Her work includes double exposures and graphic layering that creates a surreal and ghostly atmosphere. Her work is mostly influenced by dreams, psychological conflict and personal attachment. By emphasizing the power of concepts such as social isolation, death, and memories she hopes to unravel a vulnerability in each viewer and force them to recognize and overcome their own psychological struggles.