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Vivian Wagner

Pre-Op

You’re on a gurney,
prepped, feet under a blanket
warmed with energy that
might or might not be
the sun’s, and through
you I see my mother,
also on a hospital bed,
feet beneath blanket,
waiting, as we all are,
to wheel away.


Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she’s an associate professor of English at Muskingum University.


 

Vivian Wagner

Small Talk

“It snowed earlier,”
I say to my neighbor,
and he nods, says,
“Yeah, I saw that,”
as we both look up
at the grey sky,
our dogs straining
on leashes
toward spring.


Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she’s an associate professor of English at Muskingum University.