Issue No. 9, Summer 2014

Tiny Pond
Duane L. Herrmann

No one would know
you were there
or had been;
cattails growing
in the damp
where water stands
and banks all grassy
with some weeds.
Birds fly over
and nest,
and frogs remain.
The only sign
of the one-time pond
is the dam
still stretching
from side to side
no longer able
to retain
its water.

Duane L. Herrmann lives on rolling prairie near Topeka, Kansas. His work can be found in: American Poets of the 1990’s, BAFA, The Blue Pen,, Flint Hills Review, Inscape,, Little Balkans Review,, Manifest West, Midwest Quarterly, New Horizons, Orison, the Passionate Few, Phoenix Sound, Planet Kansas, Potpourri, Whirlwind Review, World Order, Kansas Poets Trail in downtown Wichita, KS, and the Map of Kansas Literature (website).

His major collection of poetry is: Prairies of Possibilities.