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By Sam Calhoun

From a far ridge

beneath stratocumulus

too thick to glow

I can’t tell if 

it’s smoke or if

it’s starlings,

the way they

both seem to burst

from a little flame. 

Sam Calhoun is a writer and photographer living in Elkmont, AL. The author of the chapbook “Follow This Creek” (Foothills Publishing), and a collaborative work “The Hemlock Poems” (Present Tense Media), part of the Conservation Through Art: Saving Alabama's Hemlock program and exhibit. His poems have appeared in Pregnant Moon Review, Westward Quarterly, Eratos, Boats Against the Current, and other journals. Follow him on Instagram @weatherman_sam, or his website,   

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