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Poems By James Owens
Drawing for the Back of an Old Map

A gray house

A gray flower tries
to remember morning

Silenced shadows
don’t dare whisper,
crouched on the dirt

One hacked-off wing
panics in a corner of the horizon,

flutters, damages
its bloody feathers
against the panes of the sky

There is no return

Fallen, the other wing
is done

James Owens's first full-length collection of poems is scheduled for publication in 2007 by Black Lawrence Press. He is a staff reviewer at The Pedestal. More of his work can be found through his blog: http://klagewelt.blogspot.com

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