Survivor Insanity by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

the aunts and uncles
have left us
one after another
in rather
quick succession

and those few left
have hunkered down
in hostile opposition

bullies on a
shrinking playground
calling names
making enemies
out of make believe

safety in numbers
they think—
survivor insanity

Wanda Morrow Clevenger
Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a former Carlinville, IL native. Over 445 pieces of her work appear in 155 print and electronic publications. For a signed copy of her debut book This Same Small Town in Each of Us: Her magazine-type blog updated at her erratic discretion: http://wlc-



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