Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

Owl

by Debbi Brody

She’s everywhere haunting me,
prima donna. She squeezes
between the door and its frame,
hangs from walls. Her picture
on note cards, over fireplaces,
in hotels, in dentists offices,
in a Hong Kong McDonald’s.

Debbi Brody is an avid attendee and leader of poetry workshops throughout the Southwest. She has been published in numerous national and regional journals, magazines and anthologies of note. She judges poetry contests around the nation and has served as the accuracy judge for the NEA's Poetry Out Loud New Mexico State Finals for many years. Her new full length poetry collection, In Everything, Birds, is her second book published by Village Books Press (2015). Debbi works at a small scientific research and development laboratory in Santa Fe. She can be reached at [email protected]