by ethan milner
Let us winnow a song from this bluster.
Let each wound become a throat
thirsting for melody. Let every limb strike
a note, and let each note sustain
and decay of its own accord. Let us live
like the orphaned fawn who drinks from
murmuring headwater: rejected from all
mothers, surviving on the river’s music.
Ethan Milner is a writer and Clinical Social Worker in Oregon, practicing psychotherapy at a school for youth with special needs. His work has been featured widely and most recently appeared in The Scores, Five: 2: One, and Dream Pop. His poetry also recently appeared in the anthology Spectral Lines: Poems About Scientists, published by Alternating Current Press. He can be found on Twitter @confident_memes and at ethanwritten.com.