Climbing Perch

From land to sea
a choice to be ungrounded

To crawl from smooth waves to rough earth
sounds like a bird clipping its own wings

Is this why scriptures speak
we are fallen?

What wells up from a burrow blind
trades darkness for darkness

Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in About Place Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mark currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

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