Antivenin by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

we milked
all that venom
from cells, texts,
landlines, e-rants,
those not so private
messages, the
close encounters
and violent
and found
there was enough
to save our
heinous souls
even to
the final strikes


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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