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 MFA in poetry from Bennington College. She is the author of the chapbook The Letter Q, and her work has appeared in After Hours, Columbia Poetry Review, The Humanist, The Chicago Tribune and The Nancy Drew Anthology, among other publications.

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