Nice Moments with Mortal Enemies

A poem by Jennifer Metsker and Kendall Babl

Image Description: A pigeon drinks water from a fountain.

Jennifer Metsker’s poetry has been published in Beloit, Birdfeast, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review, The Seattle Review, Rhino and many other journals. Her audio poetry has been featured regularly on the BBC Radio program Short Cuts.

Kendall Babl is a sculptor, musician, arborist, and writer who has exhibited work internationally. He has been published in Kipseli and Sound Sculpture, and is the founder of the art agency BU-CON which can be found at

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