about the author

Mureall Hébert lives near Seattle with her husband and children. Her writing has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Crack the Spine, and Bartleby Snopes, among others. She’s an MFA graduate from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and co-editor at Whidbey Writes. You can find Mureall online at mureallhebert.com and @mureallhebert.


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And Then 

Mureall Hébert



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Birds followed the brush of sun,
wings scraping the sky
in black semi-colons against streaks
of yellow and red.
My farewell fell
in the next-door neighbor’s garden,
drenched from nascent dew. The earth
straightened, pulling me
upright. My third eye
closed as the day broke open.





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