I could dissolve
like a mirage of wings
slicing through sky
in air so heavy it makes no updraft
on bleached-out feathers,
last bird on earth.
Sarah Carleton writes, edits, plays the banjo and raises her son in Tampa, Florida. Her poems have appeared in Houseboat, Burning Word Literary Journal, Avatar Review, Poetry Quarterly, The Bijou Poetry Review, Off the Coast, Shark Reef, Wild Violet Magazine, The Binnacle, The Homestead Review, Cider Press Review and Nimrod. She also has work upcoming in Silver Birch and Chattahoochee Review.
This poem was written as part of the 20 Poem Challenge.
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