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In the Wind

By John P Drudge

PROMPT — Ask Me.

Over the ridge

Where we came of age

Where we saw the end

Of forgiveness

And the slanted wind

Scratching tracks

Across backs

Of forlorn beasts

Where we grasped

At straws

Across nighttime stars

And wept for the sorrow

Of every tomorrow

In the wind


John P Drudge is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of four books of poetry: March (2019), The Seasons of Us (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.


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