Maybe an embroidered bird
feels like a rain drizzle
on flushed cheeks. Maybe
it feels like freckles.

Jamie Asaye FitzGerald is a Los Angeles-based poet from Hawaii. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Works & Days, Poetry Daily, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere. Her work has also been anthologized in Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press, 2016) and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles & Beyond (Beyond Baroque/Pacific Coast Poetry Series, 2015). She earned an MFA in poetry from San Diego State University and a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern California where she received an Academy of American Poets College Prize and the Edward Moses Poetry Prize. She recently completed Dear Ones, a full-length poetry collection, and is at work on Peninsula, a hybrid project. For over a decade, she has worked for Poets & Writers in its Los Angeles office.