Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland

Hunger

Catherine McGuire

She pours birdseed
like powder from a keg,
and the birds explode behind her – quarreling, flashing feathers,
licking up the grain like a
flame eats fuel.
Pigeons are voracious – pushing,
demanding the first place;
a gray rope of hunger
strung out on a line of corn.
 
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"Hunger." Copyright © 1999 by Catherine McGuire. Reprinted by permission of the author.

 

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