Magician’s memory, an inventive mental
Ability like streams
Gathering in mirage deserts to
Insult the perfect dryness of sand.
Nonconforming, a way to
Experience the Empyrean.
Wendy Gist's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in For Women Who Roar, Fourth River, Galway Review, New Plains Review, Oyez Review, Poetry Pacific, Rio Grande Review, Soundings Review, St. Austin Review and other fine journals. Gist has worked as a professional contributing writer for many leading publications. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the chapbook Moods of the Dream Fog (Finishing Line Press, 2016). Gist was named semifinalist for The Best Small Fictions, 2017.