Two Poems – Rumble Strip and The Patient Gardener

*poof!*

Published by Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of Between the Heron and the Moss (2020), The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture (2018), Pruning Burning Bushes (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). My memoir, American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation, and the second volume of devotionals, The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others, will be released in 2022. Sarah's work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and her essays have appeared in the notable essays list in the Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Sarah is the recipient of a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

One thought on “Two Poems – Rumble Strip and The Patient Gardener

  1. I enjoyed both of these..
    “A man with bushy eyebrows, nervous sway
    wants to corner me in awkward conversation”
    but I really liked how you pulled the past in with the future-
    “is it more irrational to weep
    in death than to assume rebirth?
    I thought he had stolen my beloved”
    I liked these lines here..
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter-

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