One Poem by Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis

The Chicxulub Event
When walking the way
your feet splashing in the water
think of fires blowing everywhere
and how the first dinosaurs fell in rivers of orange
crashing in the waves.
Consider then the maniraptoran:
dreaming of the ground,
in a tight ball,
feeling the wind
ripple against her feathers,
as she managed to survive all that heat and radiation
coming down.
A trick of the gene,
a flash in the mind
of something

Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis is a Professor of English at Saint Martin’s University, a private, Benedictine liberal arts university located in the Pacific Northwest.  Her poems have been published in periodicals such as The Madrona Project, The Wild Word, and The Tiger Moth Review, among others. She currently lives in Olympia, Washington.

Editor-in-Chief Laura Lee Washburn is the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as TheNewVerse.News, Carolina Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Sun, and Valparaiso ReviewHarbor Review’s chapbook prize is named in her honor. She expects her next collection, The Book of Stolen Images (Meadowlark) to be out in a few months.


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