- What’s Next
You find a dead sparrow at the foot of your driveway
and dig a grave in the flower bed. Each shovel of dirt makes you feel the weight of what it means to be pulled down in the middle of flight.
Then your shovel lifts the bird
and you know what it means to be lifted weightless
to some other side. [End Page 108]
Jo-Anne Cappeluti recently retired from teaching at California State University, Fullerton. She has published essays on W. H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, and Keats, with a forthcoming piece, “Making Nothing Happen: W. H. Auden’s Romantic Legacy,” forthcoming in Renascence. She is a widely published poet, with recent poems in Passager, Blue Unicorn, Christianity and Literature, and Alaska Quarterly Review. email@example.com