Door County Writes: ‘Progeny’

Poetry by Cynthia Todd Quam

My bow is lost; my quiver is empty;

My arrows are loosed

to steel town and mountain,

to far away Asian peninsula,

to cul-de-sac suburbia,

the arc of their leaving imprinted

on the notches in my fingertips,

in the parcel of colored feathers I saved

but never did let fly.

Cynthia Todd Quam holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Bennington College. She is the author of the chapbook The Letter , and her work has appeared in After Hours, Columbia Poetry Review, The Humanist, the Chicago Tribune and the Nancy Drew Anthology (Silver Birch Press), among other publications.

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