Mating Goldfinches They drift and float over power lines then freefall across the stream bed where lemon gorse and whitethorn beam. Their bellies flash in each churn of wing a duet in the blue sky. Each lift, fall and spin synchronised - Love's golden measure.
Mari Maxwell’s poetry appears in Washing Windows Too, Arlen House 2022; and, the Poetry Jukebox STARS Curation, part of the 2021 Belfast International Arts Festival. She received a 2020/21 Professional Development Award with the Arts Council of Ireland and a 2019/2020 Words Ireland/Mayo County Council Mentorship. TWITTER: @MariMaxwell17