From Issue 10: Summer Dishes

Summer Dishes Emily Strauss A flower in the sun late moon setting hum of distant cars nothing profound here— but notice magenta whorls, scarlet-throated house finch, radiant gorget of Ana’s tiny hummingbird hovering, this non-working noon’s laid at the table lingering bay trees ceanothus hot smells rising, summer dishes float down, we settle expectantly with knives and serviettes.   Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English, but is self-taught in poetry, which she has written since college. Over 350 of her poems appear in a wide variety of online venues and in anthologies, in the U.S. and abroad. She is…

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