Mae Stier

Mae is a photographer, poet, and activist who lives near the shores of Lake Michigan in Northern Michigan. She was commissioned by City Chapel to share her imagination on the importance of water, how it cleanses and brings us into a closer understanding of who we are. Below is one of the poems. See more of Mae’s work HERE

Begin Anew

I have felt the waves

rolling in my bones,

days of chaos despite the calm

of You. Smooth glass reflecting blue skies––

the opposite of my haze.

But you will kick up wild

again, trade your silence

for yelling or laughter,

simply by a shift of the wind,

a dip in temperature.

The days begin anew and everything

can change––for you,

for me.