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Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008) and a number of previous collections. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, a contributing editor for Poetry Flash and a blogger for Coal Hill Review. For more information please visit her website: www.susankelly-dewitt.com

Morris Graves:
Bird Singing In The Moonlight


a nest a cocoon a web which

is it the dark short life of the heart opens

its beak into? etched love triangles snarls tough


membrane troughs all this the beak has

tasted and celebrates—its song an algebra

unsolvable equation of trills and squawks


in the night its voice a feathered embryo

even the shriek-notes climb and climb

and climb the tangled yolk-sack gnarled


milk-sack of bright



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