found poem with element of risk and birds
in the garden she said i love birds
for reasons unknown more playful and tender
more true to what might be called
that the doves are not
to each other even fighting
with the sparrows and
are so much smaller and yet
they in turn flutter like feathered sparks
and drive off
the much larger doves
under a sky blue sky
in a city the beauty of which was then
unknown to be
like birds in devotion
Charles Talkoff’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Visions International, Dime Show Review, Collective Unrest, The Scarlet Leaf Review, and The Pangolin Review. His short fiction has appeared in: Underground Voices, JMWW, The Urbanite, The Midway Journal, and 3QR.
He lives in Chicagoland.
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