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  April 2015
volume 12 number 1
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  Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya
  Lynn Albanese
  Steven Alvarez
  Jonathan Beale
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jennifer Bradpiece
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Michael Aaron Casares
  Beverly M. Collins
  William Crawford
  Pijush Kanti Deb
  Elisabeth Adwin Edwards
  John Elison
  Emily Fernandez
  Jeanie Greensfelder
  John Grey
  David Herrle
  Sonika Jaggi
  Strider Marcus Jones
  Phillip Larrea
  Emma Lee
  Marieta Maglas
  Matt McGee
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Toti O'Brien
  Greg Patrick
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  April Salzano
  David Scriven
  LB Sedlacek
  Danielle Smith
  Jan Steckel
  Carl Stillwell
  Tim Tipton
  Philomena van Rijswijk
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
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LB Sedlacek
April 2015



photo by mauricio alejandro ramos

    LB Sedlacek's poems have appeared in publications such as Mastodon Dentist, RiverLit, The Copperfield Review, Third Wednesday, Fickle Muses, The Speculative Edge, Down in the Cellar, Apparent Magnitude, Sea Stories, and others. She is the author of 10 chapbooks, publishes a free newsletters resource for poets and is a former Poetry Editor for ESC! Magazine.



Secondary Battery

He doesn't see the crumbs I pick up off the
footstool or the half full glass I empty
then put in the dishwasher.
He doesn't notice the deflated balloon
that gets its string cut so it can be
tossed in the trash.
He never sees the piles of papers and
magazines arranged and rearranged
on the coffee table.
He is unaware of how the dishes move
from the drainer back to their proper homes.
He thinks the dust bunnies hop their
way onto the broom and then the dust pan.
He believes the pets groom themselves and
help themselves to whatever's in the fridge.
The truth is we do own a magic wand.
But it, unlike me, is battery operated.

copyright 2015 LB Sedlacek