Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the August 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the August 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "A Lively Feast," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone," "An Iron Fist," "The Bushfire Shawl," "Petrichor," "Putting Everything in Its Place," "Everything That Blooms," "Two Ends of a Spectrum," and "In the Shade of the Mighty Oak."

"The Duty of the Living"
During Carl Bernhardt's trial, the topic of centaur clothing comes up.
482 lines, Buy It Now = $241

Turq was beyond nervous.

The case against Carl Bernhardt
had been building for months,
from the scraps of evidence used
to track him down to everything
uncovered in the course of the raid.

"A Link to the Handmade Past"
When Saxon feels overwhelmed by mental voices, Drew crafts a solution.
167 lines, Buy It Now = $84

Several days had passed
since the soul scream incident,
and Saraphina still clung like a burr
to Aidan or Drew or anyone else
she was attached to. Mostly Aidan.

"To Give Suffering a Location"
A wipeout on a skateboard ramp leads to an intimate discussion of trauma between Hefty and a college student.
1129 lines, Buy It Now = $565

Despite the beautiful late-summer day,
the Seymour Smith Skatepark was
all but deserted, most people having
gone to The Bay in Lincoln for
the tournament there.

With new college classes
to handle, Stefan had stayed
behind, but allowed himself
a few hours at the park so
he could clear his head.

"The War That Was Won..."
When war breaks out between the Hoplarchy of Ledes and the Hamarchy of Helgi, the hetaerae take an unexpected approach toward making peace.
82 lines, Buy It Now = $41

A war sprang up between
the Hoplarchy of Ledes and
the Hamarchy of Helgi.

It started over an iron mine
and trade rights, but rapidly
expanded from there.

"When I Was Born an Orange"
Shiv finds a use for Daevin's unusual talents.
199 lines, Buy It Now = $100

Shiv was cleaning tables out front
when he heard the argument start.

Well, not an angry-and-yelling argument,
more of a desperate-and-pleading one.

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