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Lisa Bellamy

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Lisa Bellamy's chapbook, Nectar, won the 2011 Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest. Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Sun, and Hotel Amerika. She teaches at The Writers Studio in New York City and lives in Brooklyn.

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As a seed, I was shot out the back end of a blue jay
when, heedless, she flew over the meadow.
She had swallowed me in my homeland when she spied me
lying easy under the sun—briefly, I called her Mother
before I passed through her gullet like a ghost.
In a blink