earth shadow, Poem, Poetry

Janet Dean

Birdwatching

stench
of guano
pull of vertigo
from the viewing tower

painted storks
billowing skirts
white ibis
black ibis

flickering sky
golden oriole
hidden in a
prism

flooded basement
homeless men
no mention of women
or children



Janet Dean is a writer from York, UK. Her poetry has appeared, for example, in the Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry, The York Literary Review and is part of the Northern Poetry Library’s Poem of the North. She is a writing tutor and workshop facilitator and co-founder of Awakening The Writer Within.

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