THERMOS 5: Laura Walker

This week, THERMOS is running a feature of Laura Walker’s poetry, assembled by Cassie Donish. These poems, from the collection bird book, first appeared in THERMOS 5. Please check back throughout the week for more poems, and an interview.



                                                                                eastern kingbird




we saw him walking down from the store


coal headed



to be seldom visible





give in a series


                                      stutter


near water







                                                                                prothonotary warbler




half of numerous


we were dark         prominent


              two boys in the backseat


              large white peaches



                                                                      to call


                                                                      rapid


                                                                      an only tree



                                        cavity


    sluggish or stagnant


or water







                                                                                mourning dove




she awaits a violent body


our more abundant


the larger       a small



                                          ask him to come in







                                                                                eastern phoebe




he followed her through the store



darkest head


told from



and out into the street



              compare the lack of


              syllable




                          leaves and rafters







                                                                                house sparrow




obscuring as pastime


a combination of her


                          unstreaked and aggressive


                          she paused by the back steps




        abundant







                                                                                willow flycatcher






to lack what is prominent


              she has your eyes






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