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Nebraska's Ted Kooser, U.S. poet laureate from 2004-06, offers "American Life in Poetry," a column on contemporary poetry.

I love short poems, and Wendy Videlock is very good at writing them. This is from her book "Slingshots and Love Plums," from Able Muse Press. She lives in Colorado.

A Relevance One teeny tiny worm making the earth turn.

Poem copyright ©2015 by Wendy Videlock, "A Relevance," from her book of poems, "Slingshots and Love Plums" (Able Muse Press, 2015). Poem reprinted by permission of Wendy Videlock and the publisher.

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