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Sunday, January 30, 2022


by Jane Patten

The process begins—
But confirmation
Will depend
Upon its closeness to the midterms 
Or what it costs to send
A moderate to the court,
Saturn lying opposite
The Sun or
The last of the Super Moon
Shining bright, 
Agreement from the Right
And well-laid plans
To obstruct and strike again.

After retiring and moving to Huntsville, Jane Patten decided to write about her adventures, including growing up in Delaware and her career as a teacher in rural Georgia. Her writings have been published in Out Loud HSV: A Year in Review anthologies, The New Verse News, Reckon Women, and Reckon Honey.