POETRY

Reprieve

By

I used to suffer
bouts of knowing
the ordinary
was always growing

in my backyard.
Now I buffer
my bouts with trees.
Ordinary, yes,

but these afternoons,
how effortless
it seems to me
they do as they please.

Wendy Videlock's work has appeared widely. Her books of poems, Nevertheless and The Dark Gnu and Other Poems are available from Able Muse Press.

I used to suffer
bouts of knowing
the ordinary
was always growing…