Rhiannon Thorne is the managing editor of cahoodaloodaling and a book reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly. Her work has appeared, among others, in Existere, Foundling Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Conclave.
► Rhiannon's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below. Download the single-page micro-chapbook by clicking the title. To read the selected poem, also click on the title.
for Kate Hammerich
Cover: "Dark Bird" by Kelly Moore
Crow's Prophecy is Cruel
Daughter of First Coyote,
there is a cruel irony here:
When First Coyote was busy creating
the world, the glassy lakes and the woodpecker's
rhythmic hunt—while he was busy with the fin flip
of a fresh-spawned trout and the fall of mammoth
he forgot about you.
That one day you would come, howl feral, love
through the grin of your teeth.
And so when Coyote was created,
mirth smiled, spun her
a birth in jest.
Rhiannon Thorne © 2015