Rebecca Thrush won Honorable Mention in the Scary Art Show Poetry Contest (Dublin Arts Collective, curated by Viewless Wings), with her poem “Maggie, the pious”.
Maggie, the pious by Rebecca Thrush My right eye was once blind, staring Endlessly into the night sky. I waited For the magpies to feast upon the Lifeless orb, cloudy as a summer storm. Instead their talons sunk into the soft Flesh of my shoulders, lifting me above Hovering among these shadows of years Past, a whispering chill began to freeze tiny drops of blood falling from their talons, like Crimson snowflakes onto the starlit ground And as each crystal melted into ruby rivers The fluttering wings at my back called out Who could you see if you only opened yours eyes Who was there when the stars came out Who held your hand when you fall from right Who will soak up the sanguine pools you’ve purged Who Who And as their final call rang out in haunting harmony The vibrations knocked free the strands behind my eye Now with soft feet on fallen ground, I could see clearly As each trilling thief flew out into the blackened sky
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Rebecca Thrush appears in Tipton Poetry Journal (Reflections on Little Eagle Creek), Open Minds Quarterly (Summer 2020), Wingless Dreamer (Flee to Spring), and Coffee People Zine (Issue 13). Select poems are also available online, most notably with Line of Advance (2021 Wright Award). She works in property management but utilizes poetry and art to explore the inherent similarities between nature and interpersonal relationships.