The Adirondack Review
Predator


Read your fortune
on a hawk’s fat underbelly,
his peripheral glide
silent above trees,
wings spread like hands
clasped in a church pew.
No movement, elemental.

Once inside again,
you watch crows,
six or seven in snow,
peck fallen seeds and shells,
listen to tales of Uncle
Eugene, the only family
alcoholic to die.










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LAURA HIRNEISEN'S work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Blueline, Caduceus, Flutter, Weave Magazine, mud luscious, Arsenic Lobster, and other journals. She lives on a farm in southeastern PA.
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems