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Laura Donnelly

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Laura Donnelly is the author of Watershed (Cider Press Review, 2014). She teaches at SUNY Oswego and lives in Oswego, New York.

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I noticed the mockingbirds first,
           not for their call but the broad white bands,

like reverse mourning bands on gunmetal
           gray, exposed during flight

then tucked into their chests. A thing
            seen once, then everywhere—

the top of the gazebo, the little