Saturday, November 24, 2012

Twitter Poetry

I've stopped favoriting your every tweet because I feel like a fangirl pressing her nose against the glass, invisible 1/3

but you should know that with every one I read, my breath catches and heart screams of YES YES YES echo through my insides 2/3

Sometimes I wonder how long it will take you to notice I'm here, reaching my frail arms into the gelatinous void between us 3/3

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spooning

Once upon a time there was a lonely spoon who lived in a drawer full of knives.  She didn't fit in with them, didn't understand their divisive sharpness, their talent for separation. Their thin bodies gliding like race cars through tomatoes and hams.  She was meant for something else, she thought.  All she ever wanted to do was gather and cradle and hold.  The knives thought this was stupid.  They would line up together and point at her awkwardly rounded head, would edge her out of knife-only spaces. She endured the knives' derision - she had never known anything else - but deep down her secret wish was still to fit in.  She thought if she could just ignore her inner desires and be more knifelike, she'd have it made.  But in the end it was no use.  No matter how hard she tried her dull roundness simply couldn't cut a thing.