Poem by Sandie Seeger


 

3 Ounces of Meat

Is all you should eat.
The size of a deck
of cards. If you eat
meat. If you play
cards. Like hearts.
Do you play hearts?

 

Wither

It’s here!
The eon Odin dreamt
A time when the sun withers,
Atoms refuse to fissure
And in the dark,
Sleipnir’s haunch twitches.

 

All the Love We Have

Grows
Like a willow tree grows
Like a star fish grows
Like a bee grows
Like a monarch
Like a puppy
Like a baby
A daisy
A dove
A
jay
Love
Grows
A car
A gun
A brick
Like a lamp
Like a phone
Like an airplane
Like a bomb grows
Like a pesticide grows
Like a plastic bottle grows
Hurry up love,
Grow

 

Poet Sandie Seeger: “I am an emerging writer, published in the Iowa Review (Iowa Writes), for the poem, “Marv’s Abode.” I have a BA in Biology and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, internship, residency and working as an assistant professor, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and became homeless. I now have a home and write full time as an advocate for the neuro-diverse community. My writing focuses on the struggles of marginalized people and environments.”

Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.

 

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