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The Blue Moon Review
 

 

Nightjar
by Susan Mickelberry

Whippoorwill, whippoorwill, whippoorwill
The trailer is open to the swamp night.

A man lies sleeping on the trailer floor.
We are not together the way we once were.

It is so dark in the dark here,
No moonlight drifts through the open door.

Insects, goatsucker whir in the night;
Night sounds fall into flight.

Whippoorwill, whippoorwill
He says my name out loud

Into the somnolent night.
I feel the shape of his word,

The asymmetry of couch, stone, brain,
The night air as damp as stone.

The trailer hangs around us in the night.
We are here inside like terrain.

He touches my foot.
Whippoorwill.

Susan Mickelberry's poetry has appeared in the Greensboro Review, the Florida Quarterly, Via, the Florida Review, and Cider Press. She has a Master's degree in English from the University of Florida and has studied with Donald Justice and John Frederick Nims, among others. She works at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, as an editor and designer.


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