Tuesday 5 August 2014

1 Poem by Cherise Wyneken

Night Blindness

Yellow leaves
chase yellow leaves
in somersaulting tumble
down the street.
Are they someone’s dreams
loosed and laughing,
free from frozen stalemate
of a trapped and game-ruled mind?
Their playful patter
calls me out to listen.
Don’t let your dreams escape.


Cherise Wyneken’s prose and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications, two collections of poetry, two poetry chapbooks, two memoirs, a novel, a children’s book, and a children’s audiocassette.  She has been writing a poetry column for the Oakland Examiner’s online issue at:  www.examiner.com/poetry-in-oakland/cherise-wyneken and was nominated for the 2013 Poetry Pushcart Prize.  See also http://www.authorsden.com/cherisewyneken.

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