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Issue 12: March 2022
Micro-Poem: 46 words
By R W Mayer

After W.C.W.

So much depends 

the hands 
that pull weeds 
from the garden 

picking the berries 
one by one 

pulling the toddler 
up to his 

scratching the 
ears of an anxious dog 

spreading the 
across old shoulders 

until the melody begins. 

R W Mayer
Issue 12, March 2022

has been a teacher and administrator in Southern Oregon and Western Washington public schools. He lives in Snohomish County in Washington. He reads and writes, and fiddles with the guitar. His poetry has appeared in The Closed Eye Open and SpectraPoets.

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