Poems by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

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Startled

by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

From Canary Summer 2016

Sally lives in the eastern section of the Hudson River watershed.

Massive and black
the frigate birds,
on brambles in the distance.

Their bright red gular sacs,
full as spinnaker sails
billow from their feathers,

like giant hearts,
made of skin and air.

They remind us of our own
hearts, oversized and awkward,
quivering in lightest wind.




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