February 5-11, 2018: Poetry from LB Sedlacek and John F McMullen

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LB Sedlacek and John F McMullen

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LB Sedlacek
lbsedlacek@charter.net

Bio (auto)

L.B. Sedlacek is a poet and writer in Lenoir, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in such places as “Arcturus,” “The Woven Tale Press,” “Blue Heron Review,” “Bindweed Magazine,” “The Sandy River Review,” “Digging Through The Fat,” “Random Sample Review” and others.  L.B. publishes a free resource for poets, The Poetry Market Ezine, www.thepoetrymarket.com and is a former Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine.”  When not writing or reading poetry, she enjoys swimming, riding bicycles, working Part-Time as a Lifeguard and doing volunteer work especially for the local humane society. Her latest chapbooks are “Hey Astro!,” “Mars or Bust,” and “Infra Dig (It’s a Chemical Life).”

The following work is Copyright © 2018, and owned by LB Sedlacek. and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


A Fish Tale

Fishing nets dipped in lakes
or a wet towel drying
in the sun can cool
down bottles of wine when
there’s no ice, no freezer,
no refrigerator, nothing
but a man made lake
and a house built to look
200 years old for feet to
perch up on the porch
railings, hair blowing
in the wind with a fishing
pole dangling in the water
to catch fish and then release
prompting one to consider
if fish could think wonder
what they’d think of us?

 



John F McMullen
johnmac13@gmail.com

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John F McMullen lives in Jefferson Valley, NY, and is the Poet Laureate of the Town of Yorktown, NY, the author of seven books (five of which are poetry collections), the author of over 2,500 columns, articles, and news stories, the host of a weekly radio show (220 episodes to date), and a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and the Mahopac Writers Group. His alter ego is “johnmac the bard”.

The following work is Copyright © 2018, and owned by John F McMullen and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Submission

Dear Editor,
 
Enclosed are a few poems
which I sincerely hope
that you will choose to publish
in your fine journal.
 
In the event that you choose
not to do so, I hope that
your rag goes up in flames,
all your subscribers die, and
you and your staff rot in hell.
 
Respectfully submitted,
johnmac the bard

 



 


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