Blanks from the Other World
Suppose the Sassafras spreads its leafage
As far as the far-off "danger man"
Nodding at symbolic warheads.
Suppose the dispirited Mountain Woodchuck
Turns her back
On the Wojak land of legend.
And suppose the fortune-telling Chickadee
Refuses to whistle
"Abide with me . . ."
The cryptic tempest flower wouldn't
Bear too well
As Lady Day
Voices freedom . . .
In the blink
Of an eye
And its Saviour.
Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry & has had poems appear with Dead Snakes, The Lake, The Fib Review, Poetry Pacific, The Plum Tree Tavern, High Coupe & others. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia. Stefanie's latest poetry title is published by Walleah Press & is available from Walleah, Amazon & Fishpond Books.