June 5, 2014

Wanda Morrow Clevenger

JUICE

no one doubts if
I’ve got 
what poetry takes
more than
editors 
 
when I don’t 
hardcore cuss
because 
the syllables  
bleed feeble
 
don’t go
Dita Von Teese
 
don’t get
how I don’t 
squeeze juice
from
catfish tits
 
no one doubts
more
than
when I say
another poem
got picked up 
today
 
did you make any money,
he says
 
no, I say
or yes when Every Day Poets
tosses a dollar
into the till
 
let me know 
when we’re rich,
he says
 

from Rattle #42, Winter 2013

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Wanda Morrow Clevenger: “I started journal writing in high school (1973), but put this aside to concentrate on sketching and painting and a hundred other things before returning to writing in 2007—full circle it seems.” website

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