End Game
— poetry by Dennis Paul Wilken

End Game

Sitting in the dark,
An old spider
Losing it's venom
But still willing,
If disturbed,
To try and land
A painful bite for
Old times sake

Dennis Paul Wilken is a prolific poet, sketch-artist, veteran journalist and Literary Editor for The Commonline Journal. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and is a former Editor of Cincinnati Magazine. His poem "Outcomes" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011. His last chapbook is called Sweat Off the Diamond (2009).