Some cannot loosen their own chains and can
nonetheless redeem their friends.
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own
flame: how could you become new, if you had
not first become ashes?
–Thus Spake Zarathustra
Stephanie Bryant Anderson earned her B.S. in English and Psychology from Austin Peay State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Nightjar Review, Passages North, Birmingham Poetry Review, Mid-American Review and others. Her chapbook Monozygotic | Codependent (2015) is available from The Blue Hour Press. Currently Stephanie is completing an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.