How to Stay Alive by Chad Norman

POEM NAME: How to Stay Alive AUTHOR NAME: Chad Norman POEM: For Anna Jean Mallinson For myself and perhaps for some others it is all about watching, no, admiring the crystalline examples of intelligence found at times in the shade on a far-too-hot afternoon, those winged ones I share this staying-alive thing with flutter about seeking the perfect branch, no, stone, or blade of grass, to land on, knowing then one spot, no, choice, is to be the coolest. END OF POEM. CREDITS: Copyright © Chad Norman Chad Norman lives and writes in Truro, Nova Scotia. His poems continue to appear in journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world. His new book, Squall: Poems In The Voice Of Mary Shelley is now available from Guernica Editions.