A Different View
—a poem by Dennis Paul Wilken

It's amazing when
You think of it,
You're going
In the ground
Like a tulip bulb
But you won't be
Coming up in the spring;
That one fact
Makes almost anything
You say, think or do
From above and below


Dennis Paul Wilken is a prolific poet, sketch-artist, veteran journalist and Senior Literary Editor for The Commonline Journal. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and is a former Staff Writer for Cincinnati Magazine. His poem "Outcomes" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011. His first chapbook is called Sweat Off the Diamond (2009). His recent chapbook Poetry Factory (2017) is forthcoming from Imperative Papers.