Featured Talent: Peg Nichols at the Webster House 8/25/2011

“Goodbye, Walker”
    by Peg Nichols 

Today my left shoulder
began to complain
about all the work
it has to do. 

I never expected shirking
from another body part.
I thought we were all
in the struggle together. 

Is this a telegraph message
from left arm to right knee?
Quit depending on me
To push your walker around.

––Despite her wicked pleasure at re-telling the childish antics of a mischievous cousin in Grasshopper Summer, Peg Nichols has a serious side (too serious, B. Chrisman might say). 

“Goodbye, Walker” was published in Tallgrass Voices, an anthology of 20 Kansas poets by Hill Song Press. “Goodbye, Walker” first appeared in I Knee-ded It, poetry of preparation for and recovery from knee surgery. 

Peg is also the author of Mediation Survivors Handbook (www.mediationhandbook.com), a guidebook for individuals who may become involved in mediation.

We are proud to feature Peg at our upcoming reading  August 25, 2011, 6 pm at the Webster House in Kansas City, MO.

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