What Rough Beast | Poem for September 12, 2017

Ayşe Tekşen
A Home for You

I’ve found a home
for you here.
Get a little closer,
with a torch in your hand.
The windows are broken,
but no problem!
We’ll fix them in no time.
The back door squeaks,
but no problem!
A little bit of oil
will solve it.
The roof is in good shape,
however we might need to
trim the ivy that slouches up.
The walls…
Oh honey,
I don’t know what
we’ll do with the walls, though.
Maybe we’d better let
them tumble all at once.
This wrecking ball
might be of help.


Ayşe Tekşen’s work has appeared in Gravel, After the Pause, The Write Launch, Uut Poetry, and The Fiction Pool. Her forthcoming or recent work appears in Scarlet Leaf Review, Constellations, Neologism Poetry Journal, and Seshat Literary Magazine. She lives in Ankara, Turkey where she works as a research assistant at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University.

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