Peacock Feathers

A. E. Stallings

Winter 2017

A plague of feral peafowl in the garden
(I know—who knew?) now decimates the grapes,
Makes salad of the young geraniums,
Kerfuffling dust-baths in denuded planters.
They leave ubiquitous piles of poo, as drab…

A. E. Stallings's most recent collection is Olives (2012). She is a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and lives in Athens, Greece.

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