Sally Clark poetry: RFD


Small town familiarity
breeds relaxed contentment
and feelings of safety
in the joy of being known.

Trust is strengthened
in shared living
and history is written
on generational tombstones.



Author’s Notes: In February, 2004, “RFD” appeared in Capper’s Magazine, a biweekly publication for residents in small towns and rural areas in America’s Midwest. Each issue, features human interest stories, food articles, reader recipes, a medical column, a gardening column, and financial advice. Since 2004, I believe the magazine has changed it’s name to Capper’s Farmer. I don’t think they publish poetry anymore.

Sally Clark

Sally Clark

Sally Clark and her husband, Mike, owned the Auslander Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas, from 1985 to 2001. Since retirement, Sally has been writing poems like clear pools, the kind where you can see all the way to the mossy rocks on the bottom. She writes about simple things like laundry and yellow highlighters, huge things like the trials of Job and the sins of Abraham, funny things like ice cream and penguins and Halloween, and scary things like heaven and hell and the color of dirt. Her award-winning poetry has been widely published in books, anthologies, magazines, gift books, and online. In 2017, her poem, "Los Compadres," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Sally's first publication for children is "Where's My Hug?" a lift-the-flap board book published by WorthyKids/Ideals. Buy it for a child you love.
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