Upon Finding Dead Birds

by Melissa Wray

Poised beak
smooth throat
no song.
Forever
mid-grasp—
celebrate
wholeness
within
our slow decay.

 


 

Melissa Wray‘s work has been published in Big Scream, Big Hammer, Napalm Health Spa, Display, and Voices. She is grateful to her mentor and dear friend, former Grand Rapids Poet Laureate David Cope for guiding and encouraging her poetic efforts throughout the last decade. This poem also appeared in Big Scream.

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