Wandawoowoo Traces

Kenneth Pobo


her indecision to the Ben Franklin’s
penny candy counter, fretting
over which sweets to buy.  Often
she left with nothing,
bit the inside of her mouth, 
tasted blood.  

It’s been that way ever since.  

How to date?  Even if she sees
under the wrapper, it might fail.  
Can she believe in God?  
Should she stay at her job?  

Her brain, a pot of water
boiling, no one around, 
fire surrounding steel.



Kenneth Pobo has a new book out from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. His work has appeared in: Colorado Review, Nimrod, Mudfish, Two Thirds North, and elsewhere.

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