If you take the edits,
take the critiques,
to better bloom in season
and embrace the wind
that robs you of your seed,
there will be a moment
after decades of shaping,
of pruning,
when you reflect on vanished roots,
nod to the wildflowers,
and wither.


Projected Letters is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the best new and established writing from around the world.


Katharine Benelli Coggeshall lives in the mountains of New Mexico. Although her background is in science, Katharine has always been drawn to writing. She is now a technical writer-editor for a national laboratory. Katharine has been published by Blue Mountain Arts, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Constant Content, Prolific Press, Inklings Publishing, Focus on the Family, Rue Scribe, and authors a column in the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper.