— poetry by Dennis Paul Wilken

Untitled Sketch - Ink on paper (2010) by Dennis Paul Wilken

Some folks cannot be
explained, even to
As they go around
Scattering hurts
And lies
Like a farmer
Absently seeding
A field
He never plows;
And yet, if you ask
They would claim
They were good people
Who always did
The best they could

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).