Paper #2

A paper scrap,
     the passing of a tree:
When stained or scratched upon—
     posterity!

James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola is the author of six collections of poetry, the latest being Fires of Heaven: Poems of Faith and Sense. His decades of working in the theater culminated in the nonfiction book Playing the Audience: The Practical Guide to Live Performance, which won a Choice award.