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Friday, March 03, 2006


by Suellen Wedmore

i wondered how he was making out and he emailed he was busy sometimes and sometimes not i talked about the flea market how we found a wildflower planter how next week wed be away—had to make it general the message being censored and he said don’t mention where you are or ask where he is don’t say anything about insurgents kidnappings i can say the bees are flying the tulips are in bloom

Suellen Wedmore, Poet Laureate emeritus for the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, has been published in Green Mountains Review, College English, Phoebe, Larcom Review, The Cancer Poetry Project, and others. Her work has been awarded first and second place in the 2000 and 2004 Writer’s Digest rhyming poem contests, respectively; first place in the Byline Magazine Literary Contest; and first place in the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum annual writing competition. After 24 years working as a speech and language therapist, she retired to enter the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College and graduated in July, 2004.