… Out

       – on the Feast of St. Stephen

by Terry Savoie


A washed-out grey &
    insignificantly non-

descript, house sparrows

    scavenge small scatter-
ings of seeds, gleaning off

    the briefest clearing

where the wind has exposed
    the barest patches

under snow: our winter

    neighbors, the forever
fidgets, flitting in & flitting …

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Beyond a previous appearance in Portage, nearly four hundred of Terry’s poems have appeared both here and abroad over the past four decades. These include recent or forthcoming issues of The American Journal of PoetryOneBluestemCortland ReviewAmericaChiron Review and Birmingham Poetry Review. Terry’s chapbook, Reading Sunday, won the Bright Hill Competition and was published in the spring of 2018.


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