Breath & Shadow

A collection of my poems, some dark, some on the lighter side, some new, some previously published, and some I like to call "Brautigans," after one of my favorite poets. Hope you'll enjoy them!


Author's note

Copyright © 2018 Antoinette McCormick

All rights reserved. This e-book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the author except for the use of brief quotations in a review.

20. An Almost-Love Poem

There are too many crows on your clothesline

Your bras are squawking wet, your pins peckish

As crows, as if all that flapping would

Dry them faster. These are not wings we flex

These are not songs strung between us.

I'd like to pluck out your crow eyes, scatter

Them like pins from a line, like mercury

Lift a screeching cup to your lips

Finger your lace like a sunset

You were an almost-love poem, strung

Across an alleyway at sunset.

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