The Break-Up

Sheila Mulrooney

          She told me, 

I know where

the great blue 

 

heron builds his 

nest, 

          and drifted toward 

 

November’s purpling 

dusk. 

          I stood alone


elated. 

Sheila Mulrooney is the lead editor of Autofocus. Her work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and has appeared in journals such as Okay Donkey, Rejection Letters, and Lost Balloon. She can be found on twitter at @SJosephine10.