Not-So-Lucky Bird

A pentad of feathered beasts
made nest in my home
passing good fortune from my window
scattering crumbs at my feet.

© 2014, Ashley Odom

For more about Ashley Odom, visit http://about.me/odomashley

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Five (5) Contest Shortlist Poems

We’ll run all shortlist poems–then announce the contest winner . . . Stay tuned!

UPDATE (3 July 2014)

The shortlisted works, in the order they appeared:

unFold Five (5) Contest Shortlist

Thanks to all who participated! You made this decision difficult—our inbox overflowed with fives. Too, too many superlative fives. We’re now thinking in fives.

Here, at last, our decisions. We are proud to announce: 10 poets of Five (5). In alphabetical order . . . the shortlist.

Emily Abedon,“Mixed Couple
Judy Bertelsen, “Interval
Peg Duthie, “Five-Finger Frustration
J.C. Elkin, Untitled
Stephanie King, “Tattoo
Meg Eden Kuyatt, Untitled
Barbara LaMorticella, Untitled
Corey Mesler, “5 a.m.
Ashley Odom, “Not-So-Lucky Bird
Brad Rose, “Signs of Reincarnation at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, NY, NY (a Found Poem)