The sudden birds erupt upwards
In a shower of speckled confetti—
Startled starlings taking wing.
Like my love in feathers
For you my dear darling—
When you turn and preen
Among other things, Daniel Klawitter has been an actor, a labor rights activist, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain, and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. Daniel has a BA in Religion Studies with a minor in Theater Arts from the College of Santa Fe and a Master of Divinity degree with a justice and peace studies concentration from The Iliff School of Theology in Denver. A member of the Colorado Poets Center, he is the author of two full-length poetry collections: A Poet Playing Doctor (2015) and Plato Poetica (spring, 2017), both published by White Violet Press, as well as a chapbook of children’s poems entitled Put on Your Silly Pants: Poems for Children and Very Immature Adults (Daffydowndilly Press/Kelsay Books, fall, 2016) which won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Children’s Poetry. You can read more about Daniel at: poetdanielklawitter.wordpress.com