Plea Bargain

by Rebecca Schumejda

A blue jay flew into our front window
another watches from a tree branch
as a shadowy figure looms over
its stunned mate.

How often do you think you know
where you are going

swear the reflection is sky

not glass?

Rebecca Schumejda is the author of several full-length collections including Falling Forward (sunny outside press), Cadillac Men (NYQ Books), Waiting at the Dead End Diner (Bottom Dog Press) and most recently Our One-Way Street (NYQ Books). She is currently working on a book forthcoming from Stubborn Mule Press. She is the co-editor at Trailer Park Quarterly. She received her MA in Poetics from San Francisco State University and her BA from SUNY New Paltz. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her family.