From the January Issue
The Note on the Dresser
Against the dusk the herons fly
in their usual perfect pattern.
When did the beauty who was I
become the present dreary slattern?
I've done the errands for today
but there is more I might be learning.
If in the dark I lose my way,
do not despair of my returning.
Gail White has appeared in several previous issues of The Rotary Dial. She is a regular contributor to formalist poetry journals and has twice won the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her latest chapbook, Catechism, is now available on Amazon.