Cullen Whisenhunt

Revision, June 27


Night drops on this town
like dirt at a funeral:
a few fistfuls at first,
then shoveled in and
stamped down flat. But
weep not, for in the grave
like stillness, moth shadows
dance across wood slats
to the creak of porch swing
music while iced tea sweats
starshine on work-worn palms.



Cullen Whisenhunt is a graduate student in Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program and an instructor of Developmental Reading and Writing at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. His poetry has appeared in The Ekphrastic Review, Dragon Poet Review, and Red Earth Review, among other publications.