The Sentient Creature Feature
{A Bumbershoot Special Feature}

Christina Manweller

lives and works in Colorado.  Among her current and future publication credits are Crannóg Literary Magazine, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Hotel Amerika, PLUMb and The Penwood Review.

She has worked as a waitress, a seismologist, a shipping clerk, an art gallery proprietor. Poetry is her sustenance

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In Heat

Today Isabel became a woman
only she doesn't know it,
still frolicking with her
fuzz of green ball,
leaping about
like a tyke at the park.

I pat her on the rump
and the tail flips
to one side
just as it would
if the neighbor’s Collie
put his feet there.