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The Thaw

for Dorothy Holley


Late afternoon,
stopped the car to watch
6 sparrows
splashing in a shallow pool
on the warped red brick
in our alley,
the day after the thaw.

-- Barbara Alsko


Barbara Alsko lives in Dormont. She's an English teacher and member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshop, at Carlow University. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.