Daniel G. Snethen
The February Featured Poet is Daniel G. Snethen
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Death is a doll in a pink dress
I first saw Death
When Mother died
I could not tell, but I imagined
Last year, moments before
Charles Willeford escorted me to the white room.
Renfield sat yoga-style in the center
Albino cockroaches clung to the enameled walls contrasting
The chess board and its white squares populated
I, in my white jacket, stared through the one-way window
All the while, Cream mesmerized us
PLEASE DON’T CUT THEM DOWN
Allow them just to hang there.
Let them hang there as martyrs
Daniel G. Snethen is an educator, naturalist, rancher and poet born and raised in South Dakota. He enjoys bird watching, reading and is a collector of vintage paperbacks--especially from the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. His absolute favorite work of literature is The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.