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Of course you know it’s Poetry Month
but do you know that
the wonderful and
delicious Jama Rattigan
has herded poet bloggers
in the Kidlitosphere onto
her site  this month?

Thank you, Jama!


(And check out my group blog,
Every Friday when we talk
poetry, poetry, poetry!)


I write a poem each day; during Poetry Month 2015 I’m sharing *PPPs 
Welcome to Poetry Month 2015!

Eli and I will be feeding you one PPP per day for Poetry Month this year.  What is a PPP, you ask?  A *Previously Published Poem.  I have so many poems in so many anthologies, books and magazines, Eli thought I should snap a leash on one each day this month and give it a walk around the block.  So that’s what we’re doing this year.  Enjoy!

(once you click on the title of the poem to the right,
the post shows up below ↓ )

Eli thinking deep, poetic thoughts…

April 27


published in Cricket Magazine, February 2006

by April Halprin Wayland

Today, while we were driving home
The glove box opened on its own.
My mother leaned across and slammed
It shut with her free driving hand.

And then–within the box–a knock?
Or maybe just a random rock?
A foul smell melted in the air.
A grunge-y voice cawed, “Don’t you dare!”

He kicked it open with both feet.
A vicious kick. I felt the heat
That smoked out of the glove box door.
Is that what glove box locks are for?

SO...what's in YOUR glove box?

SO…what’s in YOUR glove box?

published in Cricket Magazine, February 2006

poem © 2015 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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