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Sarah Wagner



Beneath the great sky of this nowhere place
Somewhere between beauty and bleakness
Midway to both solace and solitude
Under trees, under stars, under the moon
Where falcons cry undaunted
Where wildlife is still truly wild
There stands a house on a pond
Forgotten and abandoned
Its walls yellowed and graying
Its floors warped and uneven
Time has taken its toll on this home
Wilderness encroaching on its edges
Mother Earth taking back what is hers.




Author Bio

Sarah Wagner currently lives in West Virginia with her family. Her work has appeared in The Threshold, Penwomanship, Scorched Earth, and The Front Porch. Visit her online at

Other poems by Ms. Wagner
Smoke Dragons
Native Winter





"Reclaimed" Copyright © 2005 Sarah Wagner. All rights reserved.
Published by permission of the author.


This page last updated 04-25-05.