Anita Howard‘s poem: CICADA:

Fool of ages

in dawn’s embrace,

her clasp a rib cage

for desiccated wings!


They cleave together,

hear his song unravel;

insouciant nymphs 

rise through the barren air.

Anita Howard is a writer, storyteller and actor living in Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland.  Her work features in many publications including HeadStuff, Poetica Review, the Querencia Press Autumn 22 Anthology, the December 2022 issue of Mslexia magazine,and the Boundless 2023 Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival.  She is on Twitter as @AnitaHowardSto1.

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