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Kim Dower

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Kim Dower

Kim Dower is the author of Last Train to the Missing Planet (Red Hen Press, 2016). She is the City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood and teaches at Antioch University in Los Angeles.

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and I didn’t mean to, this was not
my intent. I meant to say how I loved
the birds, how watching them lift off
the branches, hearing their song
helps me get through the gray morning.
When I wrote about how they crash
into the small dark places that only birds
can fit through,