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Sheila Black

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Sheila Black

Sheila Black is the author of Iron, Ardent (Educe Press, 2017). She directs Gemini Ink, a literary arts center in San Antonio, Texas.

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A kind of thrill—to lie on a road
and flatten yourself,

white fur like a ball of winter,

like the March blossoms on the fruit trees,
each one folded in like

the fledgling that never made it
from the nest.

They do this when they feel threatened,
remain motionless

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