The Rules for Duck, Duck, Goose

Enter the circle
without being seen.

Duck down low.

If you are touched,
become a feather.

Toss yourself
into the wind.

Search for other feathers.

Talk with them.
Become a wing.

Circle back to the game.


Philip Venzke grew up on a dairy farm near Colby, Wisconsin.  His most recent poems have appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Echoes, The Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Sheepshead Review, Illumen, Thunderclap! Magazine, and Right Hand Pointing.