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Sally Stewart Mohney

Sally Stewart Mohney

Sally Stewart Mohney's publications include pale blue mercy (Main Street Rag Author’s Choice Series) and A Piece of Calm (Finishing Line Press). Her work has appeared in Broad River Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, San Pedro River Review, Town Creek Poetry, Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina, and elsewhere. Her poems have been featured in fine art productions. She is the recipient of the First Prize Award in Excellence from the Georgia Poetry Society and the Jesse Rehder Writing Prize from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Low Country, High Water, won the Texas Review Poetry Breakthrough Prize, North Carolina.

Once the Last Child Leaves


the mind flies
off into a tree

Somewhere.

Perches

like a screech owl—
size of a pint jar—

in white dogwood
branches,
bearing

bishop purple
mettle,

mantle
of dusk—steel

twilight's

darkest stage.

Makes that

Sound: small,
yet yearning—

spooky purr,

lost trill

searching

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