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Of a Feather

Christina Ellison

We’re a horde of fledgling-

women, hair escaping

ponytails and plaits,

eyes full of the moon.

One begins a tune and the rest

join in; a song that morphs

into shrieks and dissolves

into cackles.

We flit from light to

light, taunting those

scared of creatures like us

who sing and sing and sing.

Christina Ellison is an MFA candidate at Sam Houston State University, an Editorial Fellow at the Texas Review Press, and managing editor of The Measure. Her work appears or will appear in HUMID, PinkHeartMag, miniMAG, and The Afterpast Review. She lives in Spring, Texas, with her best friend, air conditioning.

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