A Bird’s Gift by Doug Draime

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A Bird’s Gift

A big red
breasted robin

flew into
the back yard

and landed on
a 2 foot high

stone wall
that surrounds

the scrubs and
plants

and without
hesitation

shat
on the lawn

like she
owned it

and then flew
away up

out over the
Cascades

It was the most
impressive

thing I’ve seen
in months

Doug Draime
Doug Draime

Doug Draime’s

latest book is More Than The Alley, a full-length poetry collection from Interior Noise Press. Also available are four chapbooks: Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980 (Covert Press), In The Back of Madam Wong’s (Tree Killer Inc), Rock ’ n Roll Jizz (Propaganda Press), and an online chap, Speed of Light (Right Hand Pointing). A poet, short story writer, and playwright, Draime emerged as a presence in the literary ‘underground’ in Los Angeles in the late 1960’s. Awarded PEN grants in 1987, 1991, and 1992. During the last few years he has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. Forthcoming, a career spanning collection from Pedestrian Press, called Farrago Soup.

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