Sarah M. Wells is the author of the chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the Starting Gate Award from Finishing Line Press. Poems and essays by Wells have appeared or are forthcoming in River Teeth, Poetry East, Alimentum, JAMA, Literary Mama, Measure, Christianity and Literature and elsewhere. She is the administrative director for the Ashland University MFA Program and managing editor for the Ashland Poetry Press and River Teeth. This is her first published essay. Visit her blog at http://driftwoodtumble.blogspot.com.