Two Poems — Poetry by Nettie Farris

This Is How You Will Find Me


For some time,
now, I’ve been
the critters
in your poems.
The birds,
call out to me.
This morning,
the bird
with half
a wing
is lodging itself
in the lower
left corner
of my heart.
Throughout the day,
the others
will compete
for the lower right:
bobcat, bear,
and raccoon.
By sundown,
the competition
will be over.
The foxes
and I
will be one.
Our eyes
will be more animal
than human.
They will shine
through the dark
with the light
of the moon.
This is how you will find me.


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©Nettie Farris

Nettie Farris is the author of COMMUNION (Accents Publishing, 2013), FAT CRAYONS (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and the micro-chapbook STORY (Origami Poems Project, 2016). Her chapbook The WENDY BIRD POEMS is forthcoming from dancing girl press.


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