Irwin Conducts The Birds
by Michael Mark

The woman beside him sighs, she must go to support group. Her hands climb up his waving arm and tug, like a kite string, and guide his left hand to her cheek. The birds continue singing around his right arm—dipping and rising above his head. They pause at the swipe of his pointed finger, then … Continue reading Irwin Conducts The Birds
by Michael Mark

Michael Mark

Michael Mark is a hospice volunteer and author of two books of stories, Toba and At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum). His poetry has recently appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cutthroat Journal, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Prelude Magazine, Rattle, Spillway, The Sun, and other nice places. His poetry has been nominated … Continue reading Michael Mark