Scott Hughes

Two Wrens Sleeping

Atop my porch window
I find them huddled together,
their heads hidden
and their synchronous breaths
like the pulses
of a single feathery heart.

Scott Hughes’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in CrazyhorseOne Sentence PoemsEntropyDeep MagicCarbon Culture ReviewRedividerRedheaded StepchildPopMattersStrange HorizonsOdd Tales of WonderThe Haunted TravelerExquisite CorpsePure SlushWord Riot, and Compaso: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. For more information, visit

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