When you feel fury,
open your fist and find
the hurt held there.
You want more
than the world
has to offer.
See the hope
beside the pain.
Relish birds in flight.

Jeanie Greensfelder is the author of Biting the Apple (Penciled In, 2012), and Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith (Penciled In, 2015). Her poems have been published at Writer’s Almanac and  American Life in Poetry; in anthologies and in journals.