The world
is carnivorous –
poets not so much.

We are grass
on a suburban lawn,
planted like a good idea,

fertilized. Mowed.
“Know your place,”
says the owner.
“Stay low.”

Ah, but how green we are.
How green.
As if we will always
be young.

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 six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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