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The rains have peeled

M.S. Rooney

the painted bird

back to rusted tin.

I lift it down tenderly

remembering how it once

sang with pure abandon

as fall winds whistled through it.

M.S. Rooney lives in Sonoma, California with poet Dan Noreen. Her work appears in journals, including The Blue Mountain Review, Illuminations, Leaping Clear and Pensive Journal and anthologies, including A Walk with Nature: Poetic Encounters that Nourish the Soul (University Professors Press). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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