by Ellyn Touchette

so let me make you this analogy, yeah? let’s say this thing we’ve both got is like, a komodo dragon or some shit, alright? so he calls me and says he can’t keep me and the komodo dragon, and I’m all like listen, I can take it for you for a while except he says no again and again, thinks this fucking lizard is killing us and I mean he’s probably right but I mean how many people do you find who’ve got dragons like your dragons? or like, think of it like this: he calls me and tells me that I’m a real great gal all kinds of times but we’re just never going to make it work because he’s leaving me for a komodo dragon and okay listen, fuck this metaphor, what I’m saying is that it happened like this: there I was, finally found someone like me, someone exactly like me on some ridiculous level, and he wants out because we’re killing each other and he’s completely goddamned right but for some reason I just want to keep being lonely around him until I just die or some shit and did you how know deadly komodo dragons are? mouths full of deadly shit so that’s pretty interesting, right?


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Hey guys! One of my poems just went onto the internet! You should listen to it!

Here is some news!

Hey y’all! I have a couple of really exciting acceptance letters in my inbox as of this weekend! I can’t wait to share these new publications with you :) 

Poem homes!

Hey followers! A couple of my pieces found homes this month in The Subterranean Quarterly. You should read them if you want to! Here are some convenient links for you (Surprise! One of the poems is a pantoum. Because one of the poems is always a pantoum). So many thanks to TygerLily Ernst Wonch, the editor in chief. 



Publication Numero Uno

Hey dudes (and those aligning with a non-dude lifestyle)! One of my (seemingly endless) pantoums appears in the inaugural issue of Wicked Banshee! Wicked Banshee, for the record, is an absolute gem of a new journal featuring all-women writers. I have the honor of appearing alongside some badass women, many of whom I’m lucky enough to call friends. I hope you enjoy the whole damn thing!


Good news, everyone!

Two of my poems have been picked up by Subterranean Quarterly! I’m very excited about spring 2014 right now. I’ll post all of these poems as soon as they go live!

Exciting /news/ so far.

I know I posted about this on the last incarnation of this blog, but my work is currently forthcoming in The Emerson Review, Ghost House Review, Wicked Banshee, and The Open Field. I’m incredibly grateful and excited, and decided that this should be here.