Published Poet!

After getting published at my school’s literary magazine ReCap I’ve decided to announce that I’ve been writing poetry for a while now. This has been a great surprise and I’m happy to have seen hard work in my writing pay off a little. For those who don’t want to buy the book which will be available here once it’s released, I’ve decided to release the three poems that were published in the magazine. Feel free to share or give feedback. I may release more in the future but for right now enjoy Ice WaterHand Me Down, and Washing Up.

Ice Water

Open Swim 10-6

half hour Ice Pop rest

wear orange floaties and

SPF 1-Scary-Fish

 

Flight by rope swing

fleeting as this summer

brace for impact and

watch for one Scary Fish

 

Ankle deep in Ice Water

wish your brain was as cold

as an Ice Pop and be a

treat for one Scary Fish

 

Wait for roses, Ice Melts

tadpoles suck your toes

grab a line and bait the hook

with one Scary Fish

Hand Me Down

Try it on

stuck with Cat hair

it was her winter cardigan

until she grew out of it

 

Try it on

got puked on once

it was her drinking jacket

until she grew out of it

 

Try it on

still very damp, but never worn

it was her wedding dress

until she grew out of it

 

Try it on

snip off the price tag

it’s your new comfort shoes

until you grow out of it

Washing Up

Hands need a washing!

Bug gut squished all over

tiny brains under tiny white

fingernails, a child asks to

learn how to wash off the Sticky Pain

 

Hands need a washing!

Feminine fluid all over

fingers more reckless than a beekeeper’s and

health class never taught to

wash off the Sticky Pain

 

Hands need a washing!

Shaking, blurring, and dripping red

gotta wash the paperclip so

it can hold up instead tear down

all this Sticky Pain

 

These hands need a washing!

Wiped too many tears

opened too many doors

cleanliness is next to Godliness

but Mom never knew how to wash off

   Sticky Pain