I Was Dragged into This Wilderness

There is no map, so I navigate with
————suspect compass,
————half-baked advice,
————expert guesses.

In my dreams, I stroll out
———–of the thicket,
———–the sun blazing in front of me,
———–this wilderness behind me.


Charissa Menefee is on the faculty of Iowa State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment.  A recent finalist for the Julie Harris Playwright Award, she has had work featured by the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New American Playwrights Project, the Pandora Festival, the Herberger Theatre, Theatrics, and Women’s Work, the Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project’s annual festival.

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