Abiding the Law- Elisabeth Horan

Crack of my inner self
expands – persona non grata
said drink this kill elixir;
hapless liver, porous flab

When all she ever wanted was
to crawl back inwards

Spread wide at the legs –
make cruelest room x2
everywhere I might escape;
she is hither, and grew anew

A slice of throat
per capita allotment
this witch to dislodge
en terrorum blood clot

Which of me, would you adopt
Herr Doktor?
the halved missionary
cut down so easily –

Or the sorceress who giveth muse
to eviscerate the purgatory
for medical experiments –
to take on as your new baby

Bride of males
I could not expel –
cracked open my inner self
for Daddy’s viewing pleasure

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Elisabeth Horan is an imperfect creature from Vermont advocating for animals, children and those suffering alone and in pain – especially those ostracized by disability and mental illness. She has work at up at Barren Magazine, Moonchild Magazine and Elephants Never. Elisabeth is honored to serve as Poetry Editor at Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, and is Co-Owner of Animal Heat Press. She recently earned her MFA from Lindenwood University and received a 2018 Best of the Net Nomination from Midnight Lane Boutique and a 2018 Pushcart Nomination from Cease Cows. Her chap, “Bad Mommy / Stay Mommy, is forthcoming this May, 2019 from Fly on the Wall Poetry Press.

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