Counting My Chickens
Answering William Carlos Williams
For me, so much depends
on a cat waiting in the window.
On wading in the surf
pulled between the peace
of staying, the lure of sailing away.
Alarie Tennille (alariepoet.com) serves on the Emeritus Board of The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri. She's the author of Running Counterclockwise and Spiraling into Control. Alarie's poems have appeared in numerous journals including Margie, Poetry East, I-70 Review, Southern Women's Review and Midwest Quarterly Review.