O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

American Life In Poetry


October 3, 2019

I'd guess that at least every other person reading this column did at one time, as a child, carry home some animal that he or she wouldn't be able to keep. Here's Connie Wanek, who lives in New Mexico, remembering her son in just such a moment. Connie's most recent book is a collection of her "Mrs. God" poems called Consider the Lilies, published by Will o' the Wisp Books.

Rain Changing to Snow

He came home from middle school

with a wet kitten tucked inside

his black leather jacket.

He'd found it shivering in the tall grass

flattened by rain.

It could only belong to him

for fifteen minute...

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