A Balanced Breakfast by Robert Wynne

You suspect something’s wrong
when you find a bloody talon
in your Corn Flakes.  Fire blooms
red and orange in the corner
like a robin’s nest exploding,
small blue eggs shattered
tiny maracas.  What do birds dream?
Glass apologizes in song
and a mockingbird echoes back
before crashing into a feathered heap
at the French doors.
Your nerves fray so thin
that locks pick themselves.
The kitchen is vibrating.
Why can’t everything fly?

Robert Wynne earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. A former co-editor of Cider Press Review, he has published 6 chapbooks, and 3 full-length books of poetry, the most recent being “Self-Portrait as Odysseus,” published in 2011 by Tebot Bach Press. He’s won numerous prizes, and his poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies throughout North America. He lives in Burleson, TX with his wife and 2 rambunctious dogs. His online home is http://www.rwynne.com.

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