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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


LC Gutierrez is a product of many places in the South and the Caribbean, as well as writing and comparative literature programs at Louisiana State and Tulane University. An erstwhile academic, he now writes, teaches and plays trombone in Madrid, Spain. His work is most recently published in South Florida Poetry Journal, Trampoline Journal, Sweet, Hobart and Rabid Oak.

LC Gutierrez

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Am I a Bird?

Should I regard my flight as such
a thing that bears repeating?
Rapturous, free or strained in turn,
pressing against the gauzy envelope of air
so very thin that it is not air,
and then am I not a bird?