Cathy Song

(Wahiawa, Hawaii)

Cathy Song Poems

1. Girl Powdering Her Neck 9/30/2015
2. Leaving 12/3/2015
3. Waterwings 6/12/2015

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The mornings are his,
blue and white
like the tablecloth at breakfast.
He's happy in the house,
a sweep of the spoon
brings the birds under his chair.
He sings and the dishes disappear.

Or holding a crayon like a candle,
he draws a circle.
It is his hundredth dragonfly.
Calling for more paper,
this one is red-winged
and like the others,
he wills it to fly, simply
by the unformed curve of his signature.

Waterwings he calls them,
the floats I strap to his arms.
I wear an apron of concern,
sweep the morning of birds. ...

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