James A. Clark

We Hear

Every day,
baby wails,
toddler screeches,
dish shatters,
husband shouts,
wife shrieks,
children whoop,
teenage music,
Pomp and Circumstance,
party laughter,
midnight movie,
Amazing Grace,
ticking clock,
ticking clock,
ticking clock.

James A. Clark earned his BFA in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University and is currently working as a professor of English in Nacogdoches, Texas.