January

I was frozen
and wished it were May
and that I were walking a marshy road
between blowing tall reeds and cattails
watching
red-winged blackbirds riding the breeze.

But it’s winter now
and may never be May
and I’m rushing an icy sidewalk
cars parked in a salted white street
waiting
for someone to ignite their engines.

Millions of cars
and millions of blackbirds
make me wonder
who will win?
The engines
or the reeds?

Marlene Lang
January 5, 2018

 

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Marlene Lang, Ph.D. is Asst. Professor of Religious Studies at Mount St. Joseph University. She previously worked for more than a decade as a government reporter, editor, and columnist.

All content at Redwing Post is the property of Marlene Lang. Copyright 2018.

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