Marie says in the City she's waking to bird song.
and sirens. The engines have stopped. Voices
she'll hear crows and think of sirens, hear alarm
with bits of grocery bag and shoe lace, and next door
unnecessary to each other, while, in the City, pigeons
Kate Kearns is a Maine poet with an MFA from Lesley University. She has published a chapbook, How to Love an Introvert (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Salamander, Northern New England Review, Sugar House Review, Soliloquies, Literary Mama and elsewhere. Learn more at www.katekearns.com.
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