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 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” (Cyberwit), “Happy Little Clouds” (Guerilla Genesis Press), “Simultaneous Submissions” (Cyberwit), and “Words and Bones” (Finishing Line Press). Her first short story collection, “Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories” came out on Leap Day 2020 from Alien Buddha Press. She also served as a Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine” and published the free resource for poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine,” from 2001-2020. In her free time, LB likes to swim, read and attempt to play the ukulele.