“A Room for You” by KEN WOODALL

A Room for You

 

In my kitchen,
the china is already stacked in their dynasties
within the cabinets;
the spices have already traded oversea secrets
upon the baker’s rack;
and the leftovers are already allocated to signature charities
from the fridge;
but I promise to keep you fed
as long as you’re sitting at my table,
even if it means by special delivery
on paper plates with plastic utensils.

In my living room,
the burning candles on the coffee table expel the same scents
from the flower garden I’ve tilled under ceremony years ago;
the stereo is set to scan to music playing stations only
skipping all the commercials I used to place personal ads on;
and the TV is programmed to all day news channels
bypassing the sitcoms that have once stolen me from reality;
but I promise to keep you entertained
as long as you’re sitting on my sofa,
even if it means a simple game of checkers
on a hand drawn grid with colored pieces of pebble.

In my bedroom,
the closet hangs only the wardrobes I’ve worn to all occasions
where I met the masons liable for my pathway bricks;
the dresser stores only the t-shirts that spell out the scar tissue
from all storied races I’ve won or lost;
and the nightstand braces pictures of only the mentors and apprentices
whose stoic poses puppeteer my root decisions;
but I promise to keep you feeling welcomed
as long as you’re sitting on my stray rocking chair in the corner,
even if it means just opening the blinds
to get captured together by invading rays of sunshine
until we’re freed at dusk.
Then, if my lurking shadows of negligence consume the walls around you
and you’re ready to leave,
please realize no matter how predestined the furnishing,
I will always have a room for you.



Bio:

KEN WOODALL has been writing poetry for over 30 years, beginning with creative writing in high school, and minored in English at UW-Milwaukee with emphasis on creative writing.

During college, he was introduced to open mic reading at a number of venues in Milwaukee. He was featured at a popular local venue for the first time in 2006, and has been featured annually since.

In 2007, he began an open “mic-less” night at a coffee house, and in 2009 shifted to another coffee house where he continues to host the venue.


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“8th Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

8th Unnamed Poem

 

A sunflower stands

seven feet tall

all the way until fall

none can match its tensile strength –

with its seedy black eyes falling out

and Martian green arms waving

Hello.


(Previously published at Basil O’Flaherty, November, 2016.)



Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.


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“7th Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

7th Unnamed Poem

 

You ruin everything –

You make this day horrible –

I hate you!

I love you honey –

I love you too, mommy.


 

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.


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“6th Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

6th Unnamed Poem

 

Twit twit

Flit flit

Shit shit

Cry.

Write long

Write strong

Refuse to die.


 

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.


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“5th Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

5th Unnamed Poem

 

Feller Buncher

glen

Cable Skidder

wren

Tree Shear

bend

All just to wipe a rear end.


Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

 


Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.


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“4th Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

4th Unnamed Poem

 

How is it my life matters

more than some brute steed.

How is it my death matters at all –

I am just carbon molecules:

the basis of worm feed.


Image by Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.

 


-TWITTERIZATION NATION: 8-24-2017 (evening)


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“3rd Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

3rd Unnamed Poem

 

bee stings me

bee buzzes free

bee makes honey

bee is far more important than me –


Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.

 


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“2nd Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

2nd Unnamed Poem

 

Every morning is like Groundhog day.

When I awake as Murray

Trump is retweeting hate [heil];

and I’m still in love with MacDowell!


Photograph Eugene Wreck 2017
Photograph Eugene Wreck 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.

 


-TWITTERIZATION NATION: 8-23-2017 (evening)


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“1st Unnamed Poem” by ELISABETH HORAN

1st Unnamed Poem

 

I am just one arm

of the Mech Power Zord

(so sayeth my sons – )

Why did I think myself the head…


Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

Elisabeth Horan is a stay at home mom in Vermont, caring for her two young boys, feeding the animals and writing her heart out. Her goal as a writer is to bring attention to issues that she cares about and has dealt with personally: mental illness, sexual abuse, the plight of nature and the environment, and those suffering in isolation and in pain.

She has recently been featured at Anti-Heroin Chic, Swimming With Elephants, Dying Dahlia Review and Vox Poetica.

Elisabeth is a 2018 MFA Candidate at Lindenwood and teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Follow her @ehoranpoet.


-TWITTERIZATION NATION: 8-23-2017


 

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“Four Voices” by CHARIKA SWANEPOEL

Four Voices

 

 

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Bio:

CHARIKA SWANEPOEL is a South African poet, writer and literary scholar. She is naturally concerned with issues of ontological richness and complexity. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in English poetry at the North-West University where she is also lecturing academic literacy.


-TWITTERIZATION NATION: 8-22-2017 (evening)


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