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  • Thirteen Blackbirds Looking to Do Something New
  • Katie Manning

Enough of forming lines on wires, of flying in form, of always wearing formal black. Enough of forming the subject for songs and poems and plays. These birds tire of so much form.Even now, the flock above me tries to pass unnoticed.

Katie Manning
Azusa, California

[“Thirteen Blackbirds Looking . . .” first appeared in Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems, Accents Publishing, 2011.] [End Page 113]