Stan Mir
An Ending
New Poems From the USA


The shadows
will spire
on the shrouds
of the birds

The mouth
of the red one
on the statue of blue

Strictly species
will be cast
silent as swimmers
a series in porcelain

I will stand
with birds
at my side

With wind
& feathers
the audience
will see this

A massacre
of the rainbow
seven beaks startle
the suggestion to stop

Some wings
as a favor
for the others

Like a counterfeit factory
on the plains