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Donna Pucciani

Donna Pucciani, a Chicago-based writer, has published poetry worldwide in Shi Chao Poetry, Poetry Salzburg, Acumen, ParisLitUp, Journal of Italian Translation, The Pedestal, and other journals. Her seventh and most recent book of poetry is EDGES.

Finches’ Flight

Silent streets
in ribbons of rain
witness the yellow
seduction of two

miniscule flashes
yellow on blue
and the light green
of spring the bob

and bounce of bright
with wisps of wings
a black bar sideways

puppetry visible
in darting gold
not quite a blur
but sharp in flight

no time for pain
or pleasure, just
an arrow of ochre
sprung from a bow

invisible wounding the heart
of a quarantine stroll,
soundless footsteps
meeting the beaks’
glad rising

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