Before Thanksgiving

Weird weather
warm November,
with a moaning wind
that makes the dogs
a little nutty.

They stiffen their ears,
tilt their heads,
like something’s
about to happen,

all of us waiting for meaning
to emerge from the darkness.


Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored five books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water and Bury Me Under a Lilac. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA.

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