L.B. Sedlacek

L.B. Sedlacek

L.B. Sedlacek has had poetry, fiction and non-fiction appear in many different journals, zines and newspapers. She is a former Poetry Editor for ESC! Magazine and also co-hosted the podcast for the small press, “Coffee House to Go.” She founded and publishes the free resource for poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine.” Recent poetry books include Happy Little Clouds (Guerrilla Genesis Press) and The Poet Next Door (Cyberwit).  Her first short story collection is Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories published by Alien Buddha Press. In her free time, LB enjoys swimming, reading, and playing guitar and ukulele. She recommends the Caldwell Humane Society.

Rainstorms
and
mountain views
from
hospital rooms
sliding across drugstore
floors

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and all the knives
and weapons have
to be hidden
to keep you safe.

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We were allowed to sit in the whirlpool for fifteen minutes. No one knew how long she stayed, but it was estimated she was in there for at least two hours. She’d gone home. That’s where I found her at first thinking she was asleep on the bed. She wasn’t asleep.

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Swilled on Labor Day at Lake Havasu
With body bags more plentiful than
boats
Drifting from motel to motel

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They come from underneath the
bridge; at least that’s what
someone said, and I’ve seen
their cardboard condos and
fresh air laundry alight on
the wind.  I get startled

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