Make Wings

Monica Rico

They shit too much,
the swallows nest
above the mail box
with black eyeliner
or wings on the eyes
of Elizabeth Taylor
who would be jealous
of their blue brilliant as a
bought jewel from the
mouth of Richard Burton.

They strike in dips
and ignore the beautiful
women who catch them
and use their forked
tails to pencil in eyebrows.

Monica Rico lives in Michigan.


  1. Mom always thought Elizabeth Taylor was beautiful and she had a love/hate relationship with the swallows
    You sure can paint a beautiful picture ❤❤

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