Friday, September 19, 2014

A Poem by Wanda Morrow Clevenger


I like the night
better now
the mad scientists &
maddening hypodermics
are dismissed
& the
monkey see
monkey do
is done

the night is gentle
I sleep better
in my own bed
only knowing dread
of insulin days
the east window
can't keep out

Wanda Morrow Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL -- population 200, give or take.  Over 270 pieces of her work appear in 106 print and electronic publications.  Her debut collection This Same Small Town in Each of Us:

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