Friday the 13th

An Omen is a Sign

maybe good and maybe bad

from Somewhere Else

that today that tonight or this morning

or This New Year or even right now

when the red bird sits on the porch

and actually seems to smile at me

do birds smile I’ll google the answer

when I finish this poem

a red bird

smiles at me on Friday the 13th

and All whatever All might be

is better than OK.  It’s Good.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Omens you say? Then the Festival of Omen Writers is a must! during

    the season of Halloween Scary creepy night writing by flashlight

    Sounds good to me! Omens by day. Writing by night Drinking a

    brew or two. Sounds like this calls for a Country Lodge

    Where’s Annie Finch when we she’s needed

    on your porch also smiling in disguise?

    Do you think this was a Brazilian smiling bird happy to find

    Asylum on your porch before our dear beloved President

    has a chance to outlaw Migration? Oy vey!


    no birdbath privileges

    or Monarch butterflies. ICED out.

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