Little Deaths by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

some letters
on my keyboard
have lapsed into coma
the q and x and 3
and Cap Lock

I pound on their
little chests,
a distraught surgeon
desperate to
resurrect
their little deaths

the poltergeist
touch pad was
exorcised shortly
after startup—
its yellowish light
a 3-year reminder
of critical chaos

the guitar strum
of unopened document
further foreshadows,
mocks my mortality

Wanda Morrow Clevenger - Copy
Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a Carlinville, IL native living in her husband’s hometown of Hettick, IL, population 200 give or take. She’s placed over 422 pieces of work in 149 print and electronic publications. She is currently attempting to sway a publisher into accepting her full-length poetry manuscript. She hasn’t seen any pigs fly by so believes she’s still got a shot.

 

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