The Writer, Vernon Wade

Vernon Wade is a poet, author and freelancer. He has been published in The Gorge Literary Journal, Dualsport Rider Magazine, Hack’d Magazine, The Sidecarist, ROB Magazine and The Hood River News.

The world fills him with wonder.  When he looks at the sky he is lifted into flights of fancy, when he stares at the earth he is drawn beneath its surface. He is delighted to find the macrocosm and the microcosm equally mesmerizing.

My morning walk

takes me past landmarks

no longer there:


Coe Primary,

where I attended first and second grade,

now offices.


Down the street,

third and fourth grade gone.

Only a park remains


Last year,

May Street School razed,

replaced by a brick campus.


Where children

flocked like sparrows, empty;

silenced now by The Contagion.


A bulldozer parked

in a muddy playground

never played.


and yet, it is spring;

flowers bloom, the trees leaf out in green.

Birds singing,


they will continue so,

long after I

can no longer hear.

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