PoetryIssue 12 | June 2011

Two Poems by Kendall L. Witherspoon

Small Gardens

This landscape is a prayer
of dead tractors, composted
dreams, and the wingless wives
of ageless right-winged
Christian farmers who spend
Tuesday breakfasts
at The Village Cafe
tending the small gardens
of their neighbor’s lives.

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About the author

Kendall L. Witherspoon has never won a Pushcart but once pushed one in Nosara, Costa Rica, where he searched for the great American short story and the elusive jaguarundi. A creative director and graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, his design work has appeared in Communication Arts Magazine and has sold everything from piston rings to magicians. He’s a self-taught writer and this is his first publication.

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