Never Been Picked


Never Been Picked


The flower had never

been touched before,

shining sunward.

Gentle fingers

stroked the stem.

Smiling face 

breathed perfume.


She yanked hard,

roots and all

for her beloved Mother.


Vern Fein


A recent octogenarian, Vern Fein, has published over 300 poems and short prose pieces in over 100 different sites. A few are: Gyroscope Review, Young Raven’s Review, Bindweed, *82 Review, River And South, Grey Sparrow Journal, and Ariel Chart.  His second poetry book—REFLECTION ON DOTS—was just released. His Muse is the entire world of poetry.

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