Sunday, June 24, 2012

Amber Nelson

from Birds of the World Unite

Humboldt Penguin Meets Brown Pelican

in the open

into breath
swim mighty

& light—away
into the dark

Blyth’s Tragopan

a bright beacon
oranges of

loss or rather
of losing

Keel-Billed Toucan

yellow light

against the branches

Amber Nelson is the co-founder and poetry editor of the online journal and chapbook press alice blue review and alice blue books. Her first full-length book, In Anima: Urgency is forthcoming from Coconut Books (2013).