The Rooster

a rooster calls for the sun

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.

In the darkness a rooster calls for the sun.

His brothers repeat his insistent crowing,

like echoes up and down the canyon.

They will drag the day from beneath the eastern ridge

by sheer force of will.

Deep in the shadows, a lone frog applauds their efforts.

The Rooster was first published in The Gorge Literary Journal‘s inaugural issue, October, 2015


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