blackbird cloudstarlings rise

like smoke in a cold city

cat claws the window


branches, skeletal stiff,

grow lithe, buds sprout overnight

wind, storm, lightning, hail


two chinese bakers

sit in bright, spring sun, eyes closed,

dream of sparkling streams


Published by

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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