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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Nights of Cabiria
Emily Brink


She liked to feed the doves when she made any extra
money. The plaza she sold herself in was always crowded
with shadows, no matter the weather.
The doves live far above in the cracks
of the stone buildings. A new lover convinced her
to run away and join the circus. She is the fall girl
for his jokes, the girl in the sawed-in-half box,
or she walks a tightrope staring at the sun.

Three doves
floating in the bottom
of her pale blue eyes

Emily Brink Emily Brink is a twenty-six year old poet and short story writer. She has a BA in modern literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily enjoys nature walking and writing haiku. She lives in the USA.