Glass Poetry Press

Volume Six Issue One
Featured Theme: Rebirth

Skaidrite Stelzer

Black Sparrows

Near the yellow bush where they've gathered to punctuate the winter morning with full stops, I pause. Their shapes round, musical, notes against electric wires. Something smudged from a dream sampler. She bends to try on the sister's tap shoes, clacking with bent knees on the burned linoleum. The yellow and green merge. A black sparrow seems impossible, unless against the sun. The way the afterimage lingers, the pinch of the toes creating the wavering dance.