The Girl with [Al]most Useless Hands by Jeri Theriault

once upon a time
raven-taught to caw
& rasp

I studied
wing-beat   not
grasp

grew
glow-feathers
deciphered

gothic scuff
& courted lovely
[g]rooms

clever-pecked
I learned
what might be done

with smile &
nod.   gaze-grazed
my hawk

clawed his
bone nest
he & I

a mismatch
beauty of lift & grab.
I married

young   [g]owned
[g]reedy & p[r]ettily
[g]loved

From: https://connotationpress.com/poetry/3393-jeri-theriault-poetry

Date: 2019

By: Jeri Theriault (19??- )

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