All in Jennifer Schomburg Kanke

by Jennifer Schomburg Kanke

Let us not forget our songs

that sang us in our times

of powerlessness,

swirling in our sacrums like

soul’s Charybdis

as our legs walked to their beats

because our hearts were

muffled AM stations,

hollow in their antiquated mono.

May we thank them on the daily

for their visions of crashing

waves and changing tides

when all we felt: feedback, static,

our own cluttered airwaves.

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Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer Schomburg Kanke now lives in Tallahassee, Florida where she edits boring internal documents for Tallahassee Community College and is a poetry reader for Emrys. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Court Green, and Gingerbread House.