I watch them hang him,

this disgraced wretch,

now dangling from the gallows.

His death-the consequence

of his violent ways,

his debt to his victim

finally paid in full.

On this day,

nothing could take away my smile,

as I fade back into the ether.




Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collections “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “The Sea’s Secret Song.” She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her work has been published in numerous national and international journals. Linda’s creative process and a listing of publications can be found at

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