POEM Rosie Garland

NWR Issue 115

Extinction Events

It fell before first night. Nest to gutter in a dirty vertical,
a rook nestling stretches on the tarmac.

Skin pockmarked with the stubble of ungrown feathers,
still sticky with the lining of the shell’s cracked fontanelle.

Rosie Garland is a uk-based poet, novelist and singer. This poem was inspired by a photo by Quinn Lewis.

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