Prayer for Prisoners
Sirens are for those
who need saving. Coyotes’
songs are starved and sad.
copyright December 24, 2012
Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
Inspired by Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day quote
Word of the Day for Monday, December 24, 2012
glissade \gli-SAHD\, verb:
1. To perform a glissade, a sliding or gliding step.
1. A skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2. Dance. A sliding or gliding step.
And then I hear it, a high tenuous glissade of sound that I might almost have mistaken for a siren if I didn’t know better, and I realize that this is what I’ve been waiting for all along: the coyote chorus.
— Tom Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain