The Bird Woman at Dusk

by Michelle Muenzler

She's got sparrows for eyes
thrushes for lips
and the swans of her thighs
how they sway, how they dip
yet nothing compares
to the grackles, her hair
chir chaaing the primrose a-slip


Michelle Muenzler, also known at local conventions as "The Cookie Lady," writes fiction both dark and strange to counterbalance the sweetness of her baking. Her poetry has been published in magazines such as Star*Line, Goblin Fruit, and Dreams & Nightmares, and she takes immense joy in crinkling words like little foil puppets.

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