THE TREMBLING BIRD BECOMES MY MOTHER
It flew, this dulled sparrow, slammed
The sparrow is still, then tries again to move.
Valerie Bacharach's writing has appeared in publications including Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, US 1 Worksheets, The Tishman Review, Topology Magazine, Poetica, The Ekphrastic Review, and Talking/Writing. She is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Carlow University and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshops. Her first chapbook, Fireweed, was published in August 2018 by Main Street Rag.
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