Dan MacIsaac





Dumtella carolinensis


Gray pretender

samples beats


from spring peepers

and circus jays.


Coy poacher

salts its song


with crow ratchets

and blackbird rasps.


Droll plagiarist

cribs calls


from silken oriole

and spring bobolink,


even thieving

the wildcat’s


wounded mew.





Dan MacIsaac writes from Vancouver Island. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including Magma, Avis and Agenda, and is forthcoming in Stand.  Brick Books published his debut collection Cries from the Ark in September 2017.  His writer website is danmacisaac.com. 

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