Iowa Writes

MARK HANLEY
through it all


Oh, the irony of it
all

The
hege
mony
of a
hierarchy
of sacred
n
omen
clature

The vantage

point

of an abstraction

he
morrh
aging



The cold
labyrinth.

The sad
song of a song
within a mental
rewind.

The slam
med
door

in the nuclear
family
peace
ful
purpose
zone

the loss
The very loss.

But,

For every twilight,
there is a dawn.

For every demon,
there is a prayer.

And God
reigns through it
all.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu


MARK HANLEY

Mark Hanley was a 2013 participant in the University of Iowa Art Share's Patient Voice Project.

Hanley graduated with a B.A. in Russian in 2007 from the University of Iowa.  Besides improving his poetry, he enjoys playing the violin, reading and a strong cup of coffee.

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on January 14, 2015

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