3 new poems in “Setu” Western Voices — LB Sedlacek

I’m thrilled to have 3 of my poems published in the western voices issue of “Setu” magazine. The poems are “Universal,” “Alternate Species,” and “In Balance.” You can read them here: https://www.setumag.com/2022/04/Western-Voices-2022-L-B-Sedlacek.html

3 new poems in “Setu” Western Voices — LB Sedlacek
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Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/13/22

Cajun Mutt Press

All Things Natural

Yawns and shadows don’t seem
like they should go together —
not unlike a giant yellow M
glowing in the woods
as bright as the moon would be
if it were out. And the
rapid report of nearby
rifle hunting squirrel,
possum (it happens in the south
you know) wrecks my dinner,
a simple bowl of vegetable
soup (no need to hunt these
veggies down). My mailbox
is stuffed with junk mail, some
of it advertising the giant yellow
M. I think of the boys and their
rifles and wonder how close they’d
have to be to knock out the neon
to keep it from shading the moon.

©2022 LB Sedlacek All rights reserved.

LB Sedlacek

LB Sedlacek has had poems and stories published in a variety of journals and zines. Some of her poetry books are “Swim” (Alien Buddha Press), “I’m No ROBOT

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Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/05/21

Cajun Mutt Press

Butterfly Confidential

I
saw it
coming
at me
and I
could have

swerved

but I didn’t.
My tires
are new
enough, the
paint
isn’t peeling

so, I

kept going
at full
speed
and didn’t
slow down
even when

we collided

… this butterfly
and me
or
rather
my windshield
now
splattered
with green
bug blood

if it’s blood

at all. It
lingered – wings
whipping in the
wind
and maybe

glared

at me
for a
moment
(can it do
that?) before
the sheer

velocity

ripped it
from my
sight
into the
path of
someone
moving slower

than me.

©2021 L.B. Sedlacek All rights reserved.

L.B. Sedlacek has had poetry and fiction appear in different journals and zines. Her first short story collection came out on Leap Day 2020 entitled Four Thieves of Vinegar published by Alien Buddha Press. Her latest poetry books are The Poet Next Door (Cyberwit), The Adventures…

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