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May 29, 2020 Poetry

re-learning life at the end of May

Haley Winkle

re-learning life at the end of May photo

last month, every
robin I saw looked
like it wanted to fight.

to be fair, so did I,
projecting the April
sad on nature coming

back to life before my
eyes. now I read Ross
Gay on the balcony

before noon. cat inside,
only my toes in sleepy
sunlight. the neighbor

cat from below stares
unblinking.
a cup of cut strawberries

marries the cup of
coffee in my belly. I use
the word belly. this

sunlight is awfully
golden for noon.

 

image: Haley Winkle


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