Two pale figures in the lake to nestle in a dark place, two hungry owls ill inclined to cheer or mourn, to find markers of what’s extraneous, of first loss of love-- weightless flake of light. It travels into sorrow and gets lost there.
Two birds coupling beneath the blue crush of all those hours, the silver of the unseen knocking another man into the wine dark sea wreck. For every bird there is a stone to throw at a bird. Across the field birds fly like storm shook shadows, the world’s raw sea edge awaiting. Oh, little birds, don’t you know?
Sources: Monica Youn, Dean Young, Kevin Young, Emily Van Kley, Chase Twichell, David St. John, Paisley Rekdal, Carl Phillips, Bruce Bond, Matthew Zapruder, Amy Gerstler, John Murillo, Maggie Smith, & Nickole Brown
-- Dominique Dusek earned her Bachelor’s in Creative and Professional Writing, then decided to return to school to complete her graduate degree in Secondary Education. She hopes to someday apply her passion for teaching writing as a high school English Language Arts teacher. Currently, she resides in Joliet on a small family farm where she enjoys riding horses and playing with her Husky, Myla.