Kelli Russell Agodon

I Give My Soul Peanuts Because It's An Elephant

Peanuts of love and
chat megadeath loves soul
peanuts, your lovey dove
want and want
bore me with desire
for more
peanuts, Soul,
you ask for too much
megadeath soul train
emotional hunger hurts.

Poem's Score: -4.13717647059

Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room (White Pine Press, 2010), Winner of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She is also the author of Small Knots and the chapbook, Geography. Recently she co-edited the first eBook anthology of contemporary women’s poetry, Fire On Her Tongue.

Kelli is the editor of Seattle’s literary journal, Crab Creek Review and the co-founder of Two Sylvias Press. She lives in the Northwest where she is a mountain biker, paddleboarder, and kayaker. She is recently completed her third book of poems, Hourglass Museum, which will be published in 2014, along with The Daily Poet, a book of poetry writing exercises she co-wrote with Martha Silano.
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Kelli tries her best not to write bad poetry, but when she does, she always tries to include megadeath and the word "soul" in it.


For July 2013,
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