“Whisper songs” of Steller’s Jays,
those almost inaudible songs
sung for reasons no one can name.
Who are these ones, these fellows?
How do we sense the textures
of the other without limit,
let word cages drop?
M.S. Rooney lives in Sonoma, California with poet Dan Noreen. Her work appears in journals, including Leaping Clear, Ekphrasis, Heron Tree, Naugatuck River Review and Soul-Lit, and anthologies, including American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press), edited by David Chorlton and Robert S. King, and Ice Cream Poems (World Enough Writers), edited by Patricia Fargnoli. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.