Auguries cluster—easement freegan box,
predawn shopping cart rattle—
to reveal summer’s onset:
longbright evenings, late July.
                 Postage stamp lawns, perfect and green, gather
starlings in plum-colored light,
watershed worries ignored
through smoke on hope of autumn.
                 Starving artists and mucus splats collect
on sidewalks near the fledgling
crushed in a crevice, dawn cool
with papermill scent again.


Purshia Adams is a native of Idaho. Her poetry has been published in such journals as Phoebe, Grasslimb, and Riprap. Her work will also be included in upcoming issues of Quill & Spark and Prairie Mountain. More information about her is available at