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By Devon Neal

The only thing I know

about the girl with the spider-legged umbrella

and coin-like glasses

who entered the parking garage door as I was leaving

is how quickly she stopped and looked up

at the drizzle of flute notes above us

and said to me, a stranger,

“Bird in here.”


Devon Neal (he/him) is a Bardstown, KY resident who received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA from The University of the Cumberlands. He currently works as a Human Resources Manager in Louisville, KY. His work has been featured in Moss Puppy Magazine, coalitionworks, Sage Cigarettes Magazine, Rough Cut Press, and others.


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