Heart-piercing Flower - Douglas J. Lanzo

lone wildflower
pierces the snowline
against all odds
until plucked by an orphan
its beauty drawing smiles

An award-winning author and poet, Douglas J. Lanzo’s debut novel, The Year of the Bear, placed 2nd in the Firebird Award’s Coming of Age Category and has been nominated for the Newbery Award and endorsed by a NYTimes bestselling author. Doug resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife and twin sons, enjoying nature, tennis, fishing and chess.  He is also the author of 282 poems published in 61 journals and bestselling anthologies in the US, Canada, Caribbean, England, Wales, Austria, Mauritius, India, Japan and Australia. His website is www.douglaslanzo.com.