The poetic city: “Fly Wonders”

Photo of Alex’s dog Muddy and the Mighty Mississippi at Audubon Park’s the Fly. Mud is alert watching a dragonfly. (Photo: Alex B. Johnson)


“Fly Wonders”


Muddy won’t sleep with wind up his ears or
when his eyes stick to a dragonfly.
And I can’t read books with tugboats and clouds

between me and the sky.
But we agree, this dog and me,
we’ll just sit here waiting to see 
what if any wonder 
might pass us by.




Alex is an attorney and author from Georgia’s Appalachian foothills, and he’s proud to call New Orleans home. A member of Peauxdunque Writer’s Alliance, Alex’s fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and music and book reviews have been published widely around the country. You can follow him on INSTAGRAM and check out his portfolio here.


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