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.

Follow her @ehoranpoet  & ehoranpoet.com

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Do you like the writing of Georgia Park, Christine Ray, David SomersetNadia GarofaloAakriti Kuntal, Nate Leland?  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Consider submitting your writing to Whisper and the Roar.

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Your Writing Wanted: Whisper and the Roar

Do you like the writing of Georgia Park, Christine Ray, David SomersetNadia GarofaloAakriti Kuntal, Nate Leland?  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Consider submitting your writing to Whisper and the Roar.

The theme of submitted work need not be feminist, but the writer must be.

Submission Guidelines for Whisper and the Roar:

  • Send up to 3 pieces of original writing in either PDF or Word document attached to an email that includes a brief cover letter (example: Hello, my name is Charles Baudelaire! I love absinthe and dark corners, here are some of my poems!) Although we prefer previously unpublished work, we will consider published work as long as it has ONLY been published on a blog. No e-zines, e-mags, e-presses, e-books, printed works.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of the email and a link to your website/where you write/where you want people to go if they’re interested in more of your writing.
  • Understand that you will not be paid for your submission. We are a small collective, and can only offer support in building your platform and showing your work to our own audience.
  • Understand we do not own the rights to your work, the rights are yours and yours only. We only publish your piece once, with the potential to reblog.
  • Allow up to 4-6 weeks for a response.
  • If you prefer to send a blind manuscript, do not include your name or a cover letter in the attached document.
  • Send submissions to: whisperandtheroar@gmail.com