Weekly Write: “The Yellow Bird” by Katrina K Guarascio

The Yellow Bird

one should not be
too careless with love

when the yellow bird perches
on fingertip, do not flick
it away; do not be crass

thank it for coming
ask it to stay

birds flutter and fly
they shift and peddle
small jerks and shifting eyes
they are not meant to keep still

let it stay

as long as it likes
and allow it the sky
when it chooses to take wing


A writer and teacher living in Albuquerque, NM, Katrina remains an active member of the local poetry community. She has worked as an editor for various literary magazines and small presses, along with hosting poetry workshops and producing various poetry performances.  Although her work has taken her into the realm of publishing and fiction, she continues to publish her poetry under her maiden name and keep a separation between her poetry and publishing endeavors.



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