A Snowy Owl Perched on a Lit Cigar
You will know him by the cheap
Cigar he smokes only in public.
Big old-fashioned White Owls.
A sheet-type wrapper and binder
Bunches a mixed filler tobacco
Blend. It yields mild flavorful taste.
Sometimes Blunt, other times Invincible.
Beware you good or lucky one who
Receives the shiny paper band of
Delicate design to wear as a ring.
Dawn Marar’s creative nonfiction in the literary journal Jelly Bucket was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. A poem was selected as a finalist in the Chautauqua Literary Journal’s 2011 contest. She has been published by Main Street Rag and her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, among other publications.