Cormorant Fishing

The wooden boat
Cormorant fishing

I got the light in my eyes
So I played with reeds
Like they were musical

Mommy told me to put
My coat on
The birds trying to peck
My feet

About the Author:Kevin Thornburgh is a southern California poet, having earned an MFA from Antioch LA in 2000. He has published a poem in this magazine, "Approaching Death" and is currently at work on a novel, hang finished seven books of poetry (available on