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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

Along the River

 

by Holly Day

 

         

We point out the different birds to one another

Like teenaged boys showing off their knowledge of astronomy

Find goldfinches and cedar waxwings in the trees along the river

Tiny redpolls and grosbeaks chasing gnats down below.

 

In the water, cormorants lurk, wings spread like vultures

Night-herons stalk lumbering carp in slow deliberation

Mallards and geese eye our progress along the bank

Hoping we have crackers or popcorn in our pockets.

 

 

 

Holly Day’s poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and The Tampa Review. Her newest poetry collections are In This Place, She Is Her Own (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), A Wall to Protect Your Eyes (Pski’s Porch Publishing), Folios of Dried Flowers and Pressed Birds (Cyberwit.net), Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing), Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), and Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), while her newest nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies and Tattoo FAQ.

Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020