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Wednesday, October 01, 2008


by Merry Speece

bald sparrow
you could be the national bird

monotonous song!

& with that

one feather falls

& all the time Jesus listening

Merry Speece has published two chapbooks of poetry and been a recipient of a state arts commission fellowship in prose. Her Sisters Grimke Book of Days (Oasis Books, England) is a mixed-genre work of fragmented historical scholarship which one reviewer called a prose poem.