Down the dark tunnel of throat
in the threaded jungle of larynx,
what if what is waiting is not a humble
lark in a darkened cubicle?
What if what is waiting is a ragged bark
of a crow perched on the breath,
not with a small cry
but a crimson song
filling the hush of the horizon
with lungs flared in full wing.
Glenis Redmond is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from Erskine College and obtained her M.F.A at Warren Wilson College. She is a full-time performance poet and published in literary journals across the nation.