Sally Bliumis-Dunn

Passage
by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

The eyeglasses she needs
to notice she has crow’s feet

make her face seem less and less her own
and more a place for other creatures,
crows for instance—

the skin near her eyes,
shaped by the heft of a crow’s pronged feet
when the bird takes off

from the surreal picnic.

Crow,

crone

like tall grass men walk
through without thinking

on the way to someone else.

 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 21, Issue 3.

Sally Bliumis-DunnSally Bliumis-Dunn teaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College. Her poems appeared in New Ohio Review,On the Seawall, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, PLUME, Poetry London, the NYT, PBS NewsHour, upstreet, The Writer’s Almanac, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-day, and Ted Kooser’s column, among others. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize. Her third full-length collection, Echolocation, was published by Plume editions Madhat Press in March of 2018.

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