We Uncertain Animals
by Elizabeth Onusko

I collect the feathers of flightless birds
while you’re hypnotized by a wind turbine gently tumbling

We study the body language of trees
and are numbed by our complicity in their suffering

In our minds we hold hands
as we jump off a cliff

When we talk to each other
it sounds like snow

We heal
but we don’t know how

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 5.

elizabeth-onusko-2016Elizabeth Onusko is the author of Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor, which received the Bryant-Lisembee Book Prize and was published by Red Paint Hill in spring 2016. She is the editor of Foundry and assistant editor of inter|rupture.

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