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Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

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Katie Rendon Kahn

Bedtime Stories – A Poem by Katie Rendon Kahn

Bedtime Stories

Tucked between ample pillows,
seas of blankets,
and dog eared pages,
I sit campfire style
between my children.

There, I teach them
how to spin wonder
into their words,
cast spells with their voices,
turn pages into people
they will never forget.

They listen.
Hooked with anticipation,
they lean in when
the plot pulls

and when it thickens,
when enlightenment
shines upon their impressionable faces,
I reel them in.

 

 

About the Poet:
Katie Rendon Kahn lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she chases adventure and poetry prompts with her children. Kahn and her 11 year old daughter turned a poem about places they wanted to see into a children’s book series called “World Adventures.” But, that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to write about the grown up stuff, too. Her poems have appeared in Blackwater Review, Broken Publications, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Barefoot Review, and other anthologies.

 

Photo by  Alyssa.

 

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.

 

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Fragmented – A Poem by Katie Rendon Kahn

Fragmented

I am a prism, the pieces of myself fragmented
into color-coded chambers. I am a spectrum
split between wavelengths of refracted inferred
and iridescent radiance. I isolate, absorb, and reflect.

I am a double helix, fighting upstream
on a downward spiral. I cover-up
my DNA make-up, try to decode
what’s been encoded into me.

I am a reflection,
not of the cellulite in my genes
or the booze in my blood,
not of the grey hair and wrinkles
that were both inherited and earned.

No, I reflect the spectrum.
I am proof that the rain will end,
that chains can be broken,
that anything can shine,
if held to the right light.

 

About the Poet:
Katie Rendon Kahn lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she chases adventure and poetry prompts with her children. Kahn and her 11 year old daughter turned a poem about places they wanted to see into a children’s book series called “World Adventures.” But, that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to write about the grown up stuff, too. Her poems have appeared in Blackwater Review, Broken Publications, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Barefoot Review, and other anthologies.

 

Photo from Unsplash.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.

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