Thursday 5 November 2015

1 Poem by Cherise Wyneken

Noise Pollution

A gaggle of geese
waddle toward the pond
shattering the day
with clatter.
One lags behind
pecking at crumbs
beneath the picnic table.

The Goodyear Blimp
hovers overhead
droning home
from a Dolphins’ game.
Tires squeal, sirens blare.
I long to lag behind
peck at crumbs.


Cherise Wyneken’s prose and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications, two full collections of poetry, two poetry chapbooks, a spiritual memoir, a novel, a children’s book, a children’s audiocassette, plus a collection of stories from her life. Archives from her poetry column for the Oakland Examiner’s online issue can be found at: and her poem, “Re-borne,” from “Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down” Scarlet Tanager Books, edited by Andrena Zawinsky, was nominated for the 2012 Poetry Pushcart Prize.

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