Walks in Suburbia by Sarah Worrel

Sarah Worrelwhispering metal

dead, black mouse with descending fly

gate creaks

crispy sidewalk worms

birds’ continual chorus

mailbox droppings

insect call

construction echoes

cat camouflaged against mulch

stilled snake

dense gray clouds

sudden shower

tennis shoe squelch

waterlogged denim

cold drops pelting skin

half-hearted or absent


discarded pen

abandoned plastic cups

so much green it’s tasted

tiger lilies repeated

barberry bushes

purple-leafed plum aka sand cherry

showy splendor of hot pink roses

Sarah Worrel graduated from the University of Kansas, where she had an amazing job at the KU Writing Center. Her current employment includes the roles of paraeducator and AVID tutor. Comma, Splice published her poem called meadowlark in Florida. Her short stories have appeared in Coal City Review and James Gunn’s Ad Astra.

James Benger is husband and writer. His work has been featured in Coal City Review, Comma,Splice, Hoarding Words, Kansas City Voices, Kiosk, Periphery, Runaway Pony, Thorny Locust and To the Stars Through Difficulties. His ebooks, Flight 776 and Jack of Diamonds are available from most digital retailers. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife.


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