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B I R D S
–––Poe’s children —
–––––The Botanical Gardens
entering into California shrubs
––––finally is getting green
–––& wet a bit.
–––––leaves fall down about
––––––––––––Seemingly all over
––––––––––––––as they flit all about.
–––––––––––the scrub jay too
–––––––––Av even spied a mouse!
––––––––––––––––––––It’s all alright
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Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco. A graduate of the Poetics program from the now-defunct New College of California he is currently at work editing the late David Melter’s Rock Tao (Lithic Press expected 2021) and an editor of the recent anthology Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California (eds. Dunagan, Lazzara, and Whittington, Vernon Press 2020). HIs latest book is Sketch of the Artist (fmsbw 2019).
featured photo “botanical bird 1” by Ava Koohbor