At the end of a branch
he insists he is worthy

song after song
a spectrum of feathers

thrush and sparrow
warbler and wren

I with their names
he with their languages

Bradley Samore currently lives in North Carolina and is a high school English teacher. In 2016, he was chosen as Beginning Teacher-of-the-Year in Palm Beach County, Florida. Bradley previously worked for the Spanish Ministry of Education as a culture and language assistant in Asturias, Spain. He has been published in West Texas Literary Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, SLAB Literary Magazine, and others.

See more of his work in issue 4.4