birds & rivers
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birds & rivers

Photo by Dmitry Vechorko on Unsplash

Is it normal to cry every night?

Dog bark night
in the North End
Barking tinged with
fear or with
pain
Dogs sound out the
loss and loneliness
up and down the
streets
Sometimes someone
sobs
next door
more often
someone
shouts
Across the street
there’s a new girl
who spends each day
all day
under the tree by the sidewalk
talking on her phone
Last Friday
at 3 am I woke up startled
by the…

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