Year Round by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

along Route 111
there’s a small house
with a slab porch
featuring Joseph, Mary
and manger
concrete statues
year round

there used to be
rooster and hen
statues as well
the whole lot
sun-bleached
as 1960s lemon
soaked hair

what befell
the poultry
is anyone’s guess
but on Route 111
it’s Christmas
year round

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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