Her burst heart could float Noah’s ark.
She flutters when he sings: a hummingbird
siphoning the pollen of song. If she could,
would barter away the ruby of its throat.
She would not need eyes to know
a robber-fly never reveals where it acquires
gold bands. And when he sings under pine bark:
the darkling beetle never smiles.
Jay Brecker’s poetry will be included in RHINO 2017, and has appeared in The Squaw Valley Review, Dialogue Box, an artist’s book, Thistle and Weed Press, and on the website www.onehundredwalkers.com. His full-length manuscript, A Case of Mad Love, was a semi-finalist in the Trio House Press open reading, 2015.