Autumn/Winter Issue

The Designer

There's great soundness in God's design,
yet I question the porcupine.
Fierce mosquitoes we sure don't need,
and hungry fleas are tough to feed.
I don't expect he'd plan for junk,
but then I wonder why the skunk.
Maybe our God makes errors too,
so he's patient with me and you.

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Editor's Note


SNR's Writers



I envy the raisin, pleased with its shape,
crinkled and dry, this once juicy grape
has internal goodness, no assets escape.

Their skin may be all crinkled and black,
they hold all they should, and bitterness lack.
They are what they are, a nourishing snack.

Just like the raisin, I want to be sweet
to each new person I happen to meet,
so they'd find me, a delectable treat.

So as I crystalize, each broadening day
unafraid of the sun's searing ray
I soak up its glory in wrinkled array

Gerald Bosacker, who studied under famed poet John Berryman, was sidetracked in youth by economic need. He became a printer, then a salesperson who migrated into management. Promoted beyond his ambition and capability, he jumped at the chance for early retirement. He lives in Florida. He has published two books of poetry: Wrymes, Finalties and Embers Reader. His poetry has appeared in more than two dozen publications.

Copyright 2005, Gerald Bosacker. This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.