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In September

Margaret Rozga

as I walk down hill

to Scuppernong Creek

a single syllable jrchp

then bounce of a branch

in the path-side thicket.

A lone bird in the bush

quiets my desire

to have one in hand.

Margaret Rozga served as the 2019-2020 Wisconsin Poet Laureate and the 2021 inaugural artist/scholar in residence at the UW Milwaukee at Waukesha Field Station. Her fifth book is Holding My Selves Together: New and Selected Poems (Cornerstone Press 2021).

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