March 10, 2017

Wendy Videlock

THE QUESTION EVER

The question ever
on my tongue,

whether flustered
or in love,
whether hawk
or mourning dove,
whether silk
or boxing glove

is what
are you so afraid of.

from Rattle #54, Winter 2016

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Wendy Videlock: “I think I am a devotee of poetry in large part because it refuses paraphrase, has little interest in good manners, and doesn’t have a dress code.” (website)

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