Poems & Essays

05 Feb


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of dark air—the starlings   under thunderheads   tumbling as one

the flock chasing storms—this dark is not a doom     this dark is a comfort a flock follows

flying south for the winter     suppose enough milk to last one thousand years,   is a night with no light—

what else is a womb but a room       the newborn, once home



Lauren K Carlson is a poet and writer, mother and wife living in rural Dawson, Minnesota with her husband and three sons. Her work can be found in, or is forthcoming from Tinder Box, The Windhover, Heron Tree, and Blue Heron Review among others. She produced a series for the web, called “Poems from the Field,” in 2016 with Pioneer Public Television. More at www.laurenkcarlson.com

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