The Birds

by Maria Barnes

Years don't run anymore.
Trees counted the raindrops
in autumn
when I spotted
two blackbirds in the sand.

The birds
flew to the shelter,
and their bloated wings pushed
the water
back into the cloud.

Maria Barnes is an author based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and she has been writing fiction in English and Russian for over twenty years. She has been studying literature and English since 2018 through different online course providers. Her work has been published in Sheepshead Review and Phantom Kangaroo.

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