Birdman by Nancy Byrne Iannucci

I thought the fluorescent lights 
were conjuring things
/ I closed my eyes and opened
/ but there he stood /
near the poultry section /
breathing deep /
through a maxi pad with wings.

Nancy Byrne Iannucci is the author of Temptation of Wood (Nixes Mate Review 2018). Her poems have appeared in a number of publications including Gargoyle, Ghost City Press, Clementine Unbound, Dodging the Rain, The Ekphrastic Review8 Poems, Glass: A Journal of Poetry (Poets Resist), Hobo Camp Review, and Typehouse Literary Magazine. Nancy is a Long Island, NY native who now resides in Troy, NY where she teaches history at the Emma Willard School.