Today's poem is "Selfish"

from 5AM

Lesley Wheeler's books include Heathen (forthcoming from C&R Press) and Voicing American Poetry (Cornell University Press). Her poems appear in Poetry, AGNI, and Witness. She is a professor of English at Washington and Lee University.

Other poems by Lesley Wheeler in Verse Daily:
June 30, 2009:   "Inland Song" "In some kind houses the doors..."
November 14, 2007:   "Lazy Eye" " The stranger unplugs her bogus teeth..."

Books by Lesley Wheeler:

Other poems on the web by Lesley Wheeler:
"Dressing Down, 1962"
Three poems
"From the Calderstones"
"Learning to be a Submariner"
"Hamlet Undertakes a Course of Zoloft"
Three poems

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Other poems from 5 AM in Verse Daily:
August 19, 2007:   "Living with Poets" by Chris Green
August 18, 2007:   "Perfection Letter (viii)" by Patty Seyburn
August 17, 2007:   "Bless Their Hearts" by Kelli Russell Agodon
December 1, 2006:   "Daisies" by Louis McKee
July 9, 2006:   "Last Days of the Surreal" by Elton Glaser
July 7, 2006:   "Little Gossip" by Sonja James
July 6, 2006:   "Rock Singer Dies Onstage After Acrobatic Leap Gone Wrong" by Christine DeSimone
July 4, 2006:   "Niños Encuerados II" by Jamie Ross
February 10, 2006:   "For My First Wife, While Married to My Second" by Christopher Goodrich
June 25, 2005:  "I wanted to be sure to reach you" by Jean Valentine
June 24, 2005:  "When the River Comes Toward Me" Nance Van Winckel
November 11, 2004:  "Niagara Falls Jumper Explains" by Karla M. Huston
July 3, 2004:  "Bottle Gentian" by Kasey Jueds
June 21, 2004:  "Intertextuality" by Tami Haaland
March 6, 2004:  "Bone Poem" by Heather Davis
February 18, 2004:  "Monsoon" by Mike Dockins
June 9, 2003:  "In Gwendolyn Brooks' Head" by Yona Harvey
December 24, 2002:  "By their works" by Bob Hicok

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