Poetry from Darren Higgins

Photo: Amin Hasani

Eating Songbirds

Smoke
nests in the fire pit        The stones hiss

Oil-swabbed bodies

butter browned
on spits

Thyme, pith         sharp hollow bones—

Cut off the beak
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Darren Higgins is a writer and artist living in Waterbury Center, Vermont. His poems and stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Quick Fiction, RAZED, Cosmonauts Avenue, Treehouse, Tupelo Quarterly, Bloodroot, The Rupture, and elsewhere.

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