Saturday, April 28, 2018

Denise Clemmons' "What the Future Was" #NationalPoetryMonth #Poemaday


What the Future Was

Like the inches you lost
sinking into old age
until you were shorter
than all of your children.

Linden-laced cul de sac
folded into a fist
of arthritic knuckles
squeezing out every drop
of angry nostalgia.


Denise Clemons holds a BA in Biopsychology from Vassar College and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She spent the first twenty years of her career as an executive in the technology industry before escaping the corporate world to devote her energies to the non-profit arena. When Denise moved to Lewes, DE in 2005, she began writing the weekly food column for the Cape Gazette newspaper. She has published fiction, non-fiction and poetry in journals, chapbooks and anthologies.  


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