Dawn shrills from the beak of a goldfinch
pink and chapped as a kiss to the temple
dreams scaling down
from the second story window,
scampering off on all fours.
I wake up
sun under my tongue,
pour my pulse into a chipped coffee mug,
Laura Ingram is a tiny girl with big glasses and bigger ideas. Her chapbook, ‘Junior Citizen’s Discount’ was recently released with Desert Willow Press and her novel, ‘Stand Up’ is forthcoming for release with Raven Publishing. Laura has also been published in over fifty literary journals, among them Gravel Magazine and The Cactus Heart Review. She loves Harry Potter and Harry Styles. Her chapbook is available here: http://desertwillowpress.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50.