Patio Furniture in a Mid-April Cold Snap

by Kelly Burdick

sit in the outdoor seating area
of the only fast-food restaurant
in a single traffic signal town
after hours in the dark
always the neon lights always
the sound of water always
the trees the road the cars the wind
here no one knows you here
there are night birds here
is a little moth dying
at the window

Kelly Burdick is a poet, artist, and librarian living in a tiny town in the Inland Northwest. Their writing has appeared in EclecticaSegullahInscape, and elsewhere. They are an editor of the chicken-centric art and poetry zine COOP: chickens of our poetry.