Both Sides Now

by Michael Dylan Welch, Marcyn Del Clements, and Subhashini Jayatilake


First published in Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, 1 February 2024. Republished in The Solitary Daisy #20, February 2024. Originally written 30 September 2023 on Zoom.



solo hike

a cumulus cloud

darkens the horizon Michael


heavy nimbus

my search for mud gear Marcy



the brolly blows

inside out Subha


mammatus forming

full memory card Michael


alone with my worries

a stratus-filled sky

lightens my steps Marcy


above the mountain

bright cirrus clouds Subha