Ward Kelley
Each Time Incorrupt
Another Poems by Ward Kelley

The Granting of Wishes

Authors Notes

I return and return,
coming back,
coming back,
each time

My flesh does not
decay, my face
does not vanish;
such an oddity,
being dug up.

For some odd reason
my body is acting
like everyone else'
soul, each time

They cannot dig up
a soul, you know,
you know, so you
never see how it
stays the same.

Ward Kelley has seen more than 600 of his poems appear in journals world wide since he began publishing in 1996. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Kelley's publication credits include such journals as: ACM Another Chicago Magazine, Rattle, Sunstone, Spillway, Porcupine Literary Magazine, Pif, 2River View, Oblique, Offcourse, Potpourri and Skylark.

He has been honored as featured poet for Seeker Magazine, Physik Garden, Poetry Life & Times, and Pyrowords.

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