Gulf Coast Spillover

by Teresa Tumminello Brader

On hot dusk-dark grass
The blue heron startles back
Feathers dripping oil

Teresa Tumminello Brader was born in New Orleans and lives in the area still, not far from a levee that is currently being elevated. Her short stories can be found online and in print, most recently in Coming Home: A 2010 Main Street Rag Short Fiction Anthology.

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