Smoke – Josh Vertolli

The cold air warms with your breath, a
flicker of fog in the light

of the moon. It is

the ghost of you that fades like a

candle, snuffed out;

all that’s left is



About the Author: Born in rural South Jersey and lately a resident of New York City, Josh Vertolli is a recording engineer, musician, songwriter, and author. The theme of this inaugural issue is Light, which illuminates our world and allows us to see the beauty that surrounds us all. It is important to remember, when the sun sets and the candles burn out, that the beauty remains.

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