Mom’s Birthday by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

could be thought
and she did intimate
once how a
December 25th birthday
was a jip

not to enjoy hoopla
for her own sake

play a solemn
second fiddle

and I wonder
what she’d think
of the recent
Templar talk
of Mary Magdalene
wrongly written —

how Saturnalia
had devoured
the babies

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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