the thimble-sparrow

             headfirst, into

             the

             harsh window

             like a hammer (i think)

             the thimble-sparrow

             in splayed spill

             below

             the

             broken tea-cup

             of this, the

             roman theatre

             thought

             the murderous mirror

             the uncourteous curtain

             oh! ungracious glass

 

                         the

                         falling

                         façade,

                         the

                                 other side

                            of

                                       herself

Published online November 04 2013.

Scott Andrew Christensen completed an MFA in English & Writing from Long Island University and now lives in the Middle East with his wife and daughter. A native of Nova Scotia, his poetry has appeared in Poetry Salzburg Review and is forthcoming in The Dalhousie Review and The Fiddlehead.


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This piece was published in ‘The Open Issue,’ the Fall 2013 issue of CV2.

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