Alison C. Rollins is the author of the poetry collection Library of Small Catastrophes. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Brown University. Her work across genres explores the fragile line between “human” and “nonhuman” beings through power storytelling and nuanced forms of representation.

Birds of Prey

What is a person but an animal? Women, especially mothers, are raptors. I come from people who could fly. From above, one hundred feet in the air, approximately ten storeys high, the red-tailed hawk perceives its prey—a grey-haired mouse. A . . .
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