Four Houses Ago, Early Morning

Sidney Dritz

Ugly little dinosaurs, those
prehistoric wonders on
the back porch, those
three-toed feet pebbled and
strange in the sun, bobbing
along with those stunted,
immobile wings, useless until
I open the back door
and the cat bursts out
and feathers flutter in eddies
as they scatter and

for a few feet, loud and
those chickens fly.

Sidney Dritz is (currently, constantly) reevaluating what to do with the rest of her life. Recent poetry publications include The Lumiere Review and Rejection Lit, and she writes about movies and television monthly at @dailydrunkmag. Follow her work as it develops on Twitter at @sidneydritz.