FNS: The Steel Peacocks by A.J. Huffman

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Every Friday night we feature a short story, essay, personal narrative,
poem, spoken word, or short film for your enjoyment.

Helen Presents: a poem from A.J. Huffman


Reflective tiles melt into muddled feathers,
undefined designations of flight. An assailing
sun has bound them to the earth. Sedentary,
their solace is their silent refusal to fall
into lifeless mundanity. Heads raised,
they defiantly shine under accusatory light,
mirroring the beauty of the celestial body
that condemned them.


A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press) and A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing) are now available from their respective publishers. She has two additional poetry collections forthcoming: Degeneration from Pink Girl Ink, and A Bizarre Burning of Bees from Transcendent Zero Press. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has published over 2200 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com

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