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White Bird

White Bird

Overhead, a flock of Canada geese
cut through chill morning fog
a surprise to start
the day &emdash; but look!
Isn’t that a white goose
among those sleek brown birds?
Yes, one white goose
part of their perfect
V formation
like a lone poet
among prose writers
odd, but lovely.



Author’s Bio:

Arlene L. Mandell, a retired English professor from New Jersey, is delighted to have the time and space to write.   Her work has appeared in more than 300 publications, including Good Housekeeping, The New York Times and Tiny Lights and in 17 anthologies.  She recently published a free echapbook: Scenes from My Life on Hemlock Street: A Brooklyn Memoir at

8 comments to Singular

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  • Arlene L. Mandell

    Thank you. This is the first time (after 15 years of publishing poetry online) that I have had responses to a poem. “Singular” was based on actually seeing a white goose flying with the Canada gray gooses. Don’t you sometimes feel like that bird, sort of fitting in?

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