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Thursday, April 01, 2010


by Suellen Wedmore

He drove to New Hampshire to adopt
an abused dog,  he loved cheese-steak sandwiches
and the South Woods.

He walked away from those who ranted
and lied, disliked down time,
white wine, and vegetables in cans.

. . . And last month they sent him to Afghanistan.  

Poet Laureate Emerita for the small seaside town of Rockport, Suellen Wedmore has won first place in the Writer's Digest Rhyming poetry Contest and in the Greyson Press annual chapbook contest.  Her chapbook On Marriage and Other Parallel Universes was recently published by Finishing Line Press.