(Out)look – a poem by M.J. Iuppa


How do beads of rain
stick to windows?

Each droplet contains eyes
Looking inside of this

room’s confinement.

Outside— spring isn’t
hard to distinguish.

Red-wing blackbirds
bath in a pool of light.

Inside— silence
hums hypnotic.


 M.J. Iuppa’s fourth poetry collection is This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017). For the past 31 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Check out her blog: mjiuppa.blogspot.com for her musings on writing, sustainability & life’s stew.

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