Dory Hudspeth

Poets are banned

from the Waffle House a small 
town newspaper proclaimed.
It may be beyond all rhyme 
or reason, but can you conjure 
the image of how intentionally 
difficult it must have been 
to ode or elegy badly
enough to be kicked out 
of a Waffle House 
and in fixed form 
to never return.


Dory L. Hudspeth is an herbalist and poet living in Alvaton, Kentucky. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Wavelength, Shenandoah, Atlanta Review, and other journals. Her first poetry collection is Enduring Wonders (2007) from WordTech Press and her chapbook is I’ll Fly Away (2008) from Finishing Line Press.


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