October’s “Poem of the Month” is Here!

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I am thrilled to announce that The Drugstore Notebook’s first-ever “Poem of the Month” feature had a great turnout. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The winner is Miriam Sagan, pictured above, and her poem is featured below:

Ojo Caliente. July. Hotel Porch.

swimming, I break
the reflection
of the cliff into ripples
which re-assemble
once I still

The Japanese girl
at the hot springs
coos over a nest
of swallows, takes
a cell phone photograph
then, when everyone else
does the same
winces, don’t hurt
their eyes, and in childish panic
covers her own, exclaims
what if they fall out of the nest?
but they don’t–
she kisses
her boyfriend, flits off

hummingbird warriors
buzz each other
at the sugar feeder
among bees

I’m thinking
of a very small
the one
I also
hope to hatch.

About the author:

Miriam Sagan is the author of 25 books, including the recent collection from Sherman Asher, SEVEN PLACES IN AMERICA: A Poetic Sojourn. She recently won the New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award in Poetry and has received the Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Miriam also does text and grassroots installations–most recently at Salem Art Works and forthcoming at The Betsy Hotel, in Miami. Find her on WordPress here.

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