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Susan Azar Porterfield


 (for Lucien Stryk)



That trembling

yesterday’s sparrow—

out the glass


branch to branch

“like silly thoughts shared”—

honeysuckle-leaf sleek


and here

me tendering still—

in time.



Susan Azar Porterfield is the editor of Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio UP).  She's published a chapbook Beirut Redux (Finishing Line) as well as two books of poetry, In the Garden of our Spines and Kibbe (Mayapple Press).  She is a Professor of English at Rockford University.