One Picture

David P. Miller

And when I thought the poem was done,
two dozen birds rose from the trees,
sank back. And when I thought, again,
the poem was done, five cows
appeared in silhouette,
ambled out of frame.


David P. Miller’s chapbook, The Afterimages, was published in 2014 by Cervená Barva Press. His poems have appeared in Meat for Tea, Main Street Rag, California Quarterly, Ibbetson Street, Constellations, What Rough Beast, Wilderness House Literary Review, Painters and Poets, Third Wednesday, Oddball Magazine, Incessant Pipe, Lyrical Somerville, and Ekphrastic Review, among others. His poem “Kneeling Woman and Dog” was included in the 2015 edition of Best Indie Lit New England. “The Huffington Post or Whatever” was selected for inclusion in Mass Poetry’s “Poem of the Moment” feature. David is a librarian at Curry College in Milton, Mass.

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