Western Voices: Wanda Morrow Clevenger


Bio:
Wanda Morrow Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL – population 200, give or take. Over 600 pieces of her work appears in 169 print and electronic publications. The first two volumes of a 5-volume set titled where the hogs ate the cabbage have been published through Writing Knights Press. 

young and unadorned

no dyeing in machines:



dreams to come
in darkest dark
the fireflies come
just a few flecks
for a few seconds

while I breath in
and breath out
in controlled calm

reminding
the flecks are
a hypoglycemia fake out
are dreams to come
pinging off
an optic nerve


hand-me-downs

for scads of years
my wardrobe
was under the influence
of a much older woman
was scrutinized
up down and sideways
with infinitesimal regard
for current style

hand-me-downs
a boom and a curse

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