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Every Night My Sparrow Flies, a poem by Doris Lynch

Every Night My Sparrow Flies
by Doris Lynch

On cloudy nights I don wings
and follow her—it feels like dancing

our bodies so close, sometimes they brush.
At each turn we swerve apart then curve

together again. To urge allegiance I place
her head at my elbow, her beak becomes

the tiny bow of a miniature boat
as it prows our world.
Doris Lynch has recent work in Tipton Poetry Review, Frogpond, Haibun Today, and in the Flying Island. In 2017, she won the Genjuan International Haibun contest.