There is a bird on your mother's lung
It is the color of Band-Aid
It is the color, say, of flight and regret
And so what if death is a buried calendar?
And so what if you woke in a cloud of crows?
She is forever the un-tied shoelace
She is a suspect moon
Bing the wings
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The Roadrunner Cafe
by Jamie Zerndt
One year after his father's suicide, Carson Long feels cheated. He hates his father for leaving him and his sister, Georgie, alone. He hates him for turning his mother into a young widow who hasn't left the house in months. And he hates his father for leaving behind his stupid tree. Four of them are planted outside the restaurant, one...
A collection of short poems from over the years, a handful of which have previously appeared either online or in places like Edgar Literary Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Nerve Cowboy, and The Oregonian Newspaper. Chapbook length: approximately 50 poems Note: Some of the poems have previously appeared in The Cloud Seeders
*Winner of the 2014 Cygnus Award for New Adult Dystopian Fiction* *Finalist in the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards* *Honorable Mention in the 2016 Reader's Favorite Awards for Young Adult Sci-Fi Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor This is the slogan of the Sustainability Unit and of a country gone...
Categories: All Children's Lit; All Science Fiction
The Korean Word For Butterfly
by Jamie Zerndt
Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S. tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points-of-view: Billie, the young wanna-be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself...
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