- Cover art by Nathaniel Gibson
All literary lovers out there: Natural Bridge Issue #31, guest edited by poet Steve Schreiner, is here! Get your copy today! The latest issue contains 160 pages of excellent fiction, poetry, and translation from around the world. The beautiful cover art is from Nathaniel Gibson (www.nathanielgibson.com).
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Here is a poem from Natural Bridge Issue #31: Recovery by Dustin Junkert
A swallow gulps a bread crumb
and the heart rises to meet it at the window.
Everything is half-shut! eyes and curtains!
The swallow flutters against the half-glass.
Lover, you have touched a blind
clock-worked mind. Cobalt spiderwebs
cling to the porch rails, rubbed with sun
flashing red and settling on yellow.
Imagine playing them with a smooth violin bow
the way one forgets to sign a paycheck.