Private Audience by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

the Adcock girl
was attentive
to the poems
from memory
on Sunday nights
before church

just a short
lived ritual––
the lines less
important than
the act of
memory recited
to an


Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a Carlinville, IL native. Over 369 pieces of her work appear in 132 print and electronic publications. A magazine-type blog updated at her erratic discretion is here: http://wlc- She is currently polishing a full-length poetry manuscript.


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