Christine Taylor





fledglings leaving a robin’s nest broken


his car peals

out of the driveway

shattered ice


a frenzy of finches

at the feeder:

disquiet, here


prayers on

her pearl rosary

a frayed noose


a lone

hummingbird at the feeder

suddenly spring




Christine Taylor identifies as multiracial and resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey.  She is an English teacher and wannabe librarian at a local independent school who often dreams of dragons.  Her work appears in Modern Haiku, 3Elements Literary Review, Menacing Hedge, and The Paterson Literary Review among others.  She can be found at

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