Sonnet from Various Pages of an Almost Forgotten Notepad I Threw in a Drawer

Photograph of a junk drawer


part 2: holds no form but much life. Intense
Skull Candy, hoodies, dishwashing liquid
not poetry but still of interest.
decongestant cough medicine for kids
cowl dowel growl howl jowl prowl foul owl bowel towel
free verse: vivid and contemporary
Call Trisha from girl scouts –we can’t go now.
review a book that is not poetry
Arthur Perceval the grail Camelot
salt baking soda brown sugar ginger
cot pot got hot lot not shot rot pot plot
Call AllState: Darren needs to say which year
January 6th is a Monday, so
reason to think that way of course, but no


Juleigh Howard-Hobson

writes fiction, formalist poetry and non-fiction essays, purposely blunting the modern ‘brandable’ concept of artistic obligation to any single form or movement. Winner of the ANZAC Day Award for Poetry, named a Million Writers Award “Notable Story” writer, and nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she has appeared in such venues as The Lyric, Aesthetica, qarrtsiluni, First Line, KeyHole, Prime Number, Poemeleon, The Alabama Literary Review, Mezzo Cammin, Caduceus: The Poets at Art Place Vol 8 (Yale University), The Best of the Barefoot Muse (Barefoot Pub), and The Edinburgh Festival of the Arts. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor of Able Muse .

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