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The First Poem in Weeks

 Wanda Morrow Clevenger
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The First Poem in Weeks
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Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a former Carlinville, IL native. In 2013 she almost died twice. This has sourered her opinion of doctors, nurses...read more and hospitals. Consequently, her writing has gotten a little more intense since. That's just how it goes.
More work by Wanda Morrow Clevenger:
Issue 104 · poetry
free verse, lament ·  
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The First Poem in Weeks
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when Mom passed
unexpectedly
my meds for PTSD
effectively blocked
the confluence of
the customary emotions
leaving me vulnerable
to any number of
crooked eyebrows
and tongue lashings
 
we had spent
the entire day
with her
the week before
scraping hard
at the bottom
of the barrel
for fresh conversation
 
I am grateful
for that
at least
 
when she passed
I wrote the first
poem in weeks
 
—though
not this one
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  2 months ago
Thank you Dan. *smooch*
  3 months ago
Nice job as usual, really enjoyed the read
 

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