Bob Ayres (poetry, ‘93): Bob’s first collection of poems, Shadow of Wings, is just out from Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Bob’s manuscript was recommend by Gail Peck (poetry, ’87) for the Author’s Choice Chapbook Series. Shadow of Wings is available at mainstreetrag.com
Shadow of Wings
What will it be like to open that door
if when I do a folded piece of paper
drops to the floor, and I bend down
to pick it up and see my name?
Remember the first day of junior high
gripping the colorless plastic tray
queasy, uncertain where to sit
in that sea of kids?
Or younger, standing at the porcelain sink
milky-white as a pre-dawn sky
hands cupped to catch the water fall?