The Whisky Blot
Dusk colors the sky;
a precocious preschooler.
Look! It earned a star.
Art; life flat-lining.
Seventeen beats. Three straight lines.
Heart breaking. Yours. Mine.
Two sides of the same thin coin.
Dawn; like night and day.
Renate Wildermuth's poetry has been published by The Postcard Press, Poetry Jumps off the Shelf and the online journals Mannequin Envy and Literary Mama. She is a freelance writer for The Albany Times Union. Her articles have also appeared in Adirondack Life Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, and The Charlotte Observer. She has been a commentator for North Country Public Radio and have appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth program. Her creative nonfiction has been published by Syracuse University’s journal Stone Canoe. She teaches German at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
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