Decastitch

I’m not a dead girl, I’m alive! If you look into my eyes, you will see that I am thriving. I am not a dead girl, I’m a drop of living water! If you put me over fire, I get hotter and hotter and hotter. I am not a dead girl, I’m no creature of […]

Ode to a Fuckboy/Sonnet 420

Shall I compare you to a summer blaze? With words that stoke a swagger like a pit. With palms exposed, your eyebrows raised and lit, Or lips downturned in lover’s scorn erased. A tear lapsed dripping down your face In permanent affect, And corners of your lover’s lips a laugh do ready make. And do […]

La Petite Mort

A fiery asteroid caught in weak orbit of a blood clot planet between the rhythmic breathing of blue lung nebulas. He’s out there stunning alone with the satellites, missile defense systems and dying stars. Out in the dark, spinning with his eyes closed. Keep an eye on the Fibonacci hour glass above his glowing ember […]

Again

I was a revolving wheel of fermented bitter and overripe sweet. If you’d have told me you loved me, I’d have said, “don’t lose sleep over it.” I would have lifted the white cotton hem of my blouse and exposed my bleached beating heart to you, at 4 in the morning as the sun began […]

Ally’s Query

Imagine that you are part of a family where you are allowed the security to live fairly comfortably, you’re accepted, your picture hangs on the wall, you get gifts for your birthday and Christmas. You eat meals together and you even have your own room. Imagine that you have a sibling who is denied all […]

Characterization

When I was a girl, I kept my proud collection of marbles and glass pebbles in a silk drawstring bag. The bag itself was nothing special, but I liked the way the fabric glistened silver-blue beneath the light. The charcoal grey ribbon at the opening had amber beads at each end. Which, to me, was […]

Avian

A ruby throated hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1200 times per minute, that’s 20 supersonic beats per second. Black marble eyes take up much of her head and bear the technological distinction of telescopic fovea. These extra muscles magnify the center of her vision field- a fine accessory to motorized wings, mathematical cognition and godly […]