Chloe – April, While the Traffic Passes by C.C. Russell

You’re blowing on the dandelions, puffing their soft seeds into the air through the neighborhood and watching them careen around the houses in the spring breeze. The cars drive by with their windows open, spewing sound. You dance. You dance to their music. Your face cracks open from joy. There’s mercy and then there is this; this beautiful business of forgiveness.

C.C. Russell currently lives in Wyoming with his wife, daughter, and two cats. He holds a BA in English from the University of Wyoming and has held jobs in a wide range of vocations. His poetry has appeared in the New York Quarterly, Rattle, and Whiskey Island among others. His short fiction has appeared in The Meadow,, and, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions.