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GREY BIRDS

Dan Gerber
Prairie Schooner, Vol. 86, No. 3 (Fall 2012)

When I glance out the window
three grey birds fly through me
and fade as dots
in the gloomy June sky.

I’m one of them now—
maybe all three.

Or are the four of us now
someone I knew a long time ago,
just becoming conscious of the fog?