Published in Third Wednesday, Vol. III, No. 2, Winter 2015.

I gaped cirrus clouds
I knew the bluebird
that fell down my throat, the one
that bathed in rain-light.

He grasped my air
to trill our names, his siren song
our recliner, the dormant grass
our bed to witness
sky’s attempt to match
bluebird’s brilliant
coughed-out feathers.

I gurgled blasphemy
Bluebird knew the scissor-tailed
Flycatcher, the one that absconded
with our laughter.

Jules Jacob

julie ginkgoJulie "Jules" Jacob is a contemporary poet who often writes about dichotomous conditions and relationships among humans and the natural world. Her poems are recently featured or forthcoming in Plume Poetry, The Tishman Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Rust + Moth, Yes Poetry and elsewhere. She is the author of The Glass Sponge chapbook with select poems featured at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts and Le Moulin à Nef where she was a resident of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Poetry Workshop.

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