Easter Morning Siren Song

Easter Morning Siren Song short poem

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It had rained
streets painted black
tiny lakes of standing water
dimpled by drops
still falling from
evergreens

city air
fresh as it gets
sky turning a painterly
shade of blue
and foliage green
bleeding into morning

crossing the bridge
off to write
arrested
by the staccato rap
of a woodpecker
down in the ravine

all the tiny birds
twittering their territory
how many times
had those songs played
on Easter
and days just like this

then an owl
I think
three notes
I’m stopped midspan
look down into
fractal shadow

a comfortable drop
dirt path
the creek beside
impossible for a man
who fell
to rise from it

no more worry
no more early rising
to write
how refreshing
a chance to dream
as an occupation

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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