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Swamp Candles
by Jack Barry
 

 

warm cat

sniffs the cold cat

coming in

 

 

dangling from

the broken water pump

a perfect circle

 

 

midnight church bells

two geese glide around

the last sliver of moon

 

 

rustle of marsh grass

a dragonfly inches out of

its graying husk

 

 

lost kite

risind in a ckousless sky

a child's cry