The Robins on Main Street by Mark Hertzberger

The Robins on Main Street By Mark Hertzberger Sunday afternoons in 1957 used to feel just like this one. Exquisite blandness sun-soaks the town, storefronts like books unopened, streets grand and open, trails to a midsummer night’s countryside, waiting for dusk. Am I an abnormal creature, some sort of mutation? Should I not miss the buzz and flight, the endless cycles of hiving and stinging looping and spiraling our days into weeks, months, all the years before our isolation? A stranger’s singular smile in passing takes root in my mind, spreads and blossoms. We can both hear the robins on Main Street. Bio Mark Hertzberger is a member of Poetry Stratford and the Huron Poetry Collective. Mark has recently self-published his first chapbook: Fog & Mirrors. His poetry also appears the following Anthologies: • “Denouement”, published by Beliveau Books • “Writers Undercover: Tenth Anniversary Issue” - Cambridge Writers Collective • “Writers Collective Anthology: Volume 1” - Kitchener Public Library • “The Language of Dew and Sunsets” – Huron Poetry Collective Mark was the winner of the 2008 Poetry Stratford Open Mike Contest and has read his poetry on CJCS Radio and at Culture Days Festivals in Stratford. Mark resides in Stratford, Ontario with novelist Yvonne Hertzberger.