• Noelle commented on the post, square 4 years, 6 months ago

    My pen dropped
    My words stopped
    Stuck in a square
    They say they’re
    Caught in circles
    Round and round
    But me, I was
    Stuck in a square
    Hitting corners
    Tossed from
    One side
    To the next
    Turning and Turning
    and Turning
    and Turning
    In squares
    My pen, my words
    Stuck in the middle

  • Noelle commented on the post, hoop 5 years, 4 months ago

    there never was a hoop he couldn’t reach
    up to the sky
    dangling his size 16 feet in the air
    where everyone could
    aaaaah ooooooh!
    up he went
    until the time
    he didn’t quite come down

  • Noelle commented on the post, cabin 5 years, 4 months ago

    i never did quite feel as passionate as i felt in the cabin that summer the weather was just hot and sticky enough for my palms to stay deliciously clammy for my thighs to stick together as i walked across the room he was sitting on an old wicker chair that had become to wear […]

  • Noelle commented on the post, beehive 5 years, 4 months ago

    its been so long that i cant remember if i remember you
    maybe we met long ago, and i wrote a witty poem about
    a woman’s hairstyle or a buzzing chase and laughed

  • Noelle commented on the post, horses 5 years, 6 months ago

    One day we saw a mini horse in our neighbors’ backyard. You see, the girl next door rode ponies, and they would come and go just as she did. Sometimes there would be a farm next door, and we would watch from the side window and jump at each unexpected neigh. Other times, we’d see […]

  • Noelle commented on the post, stunning 5 years, 6 months ago

    i wish i knew i was stunning, because i really am i turn heads on the street, and in the classroom, too if only i could have seen myself in last night’s dress hugging my hips, exposing my chest just enough to tease if only i could have heard myself recite my prose aloud the […]

  • Noelle commented on the post, automatic 5 years, 7 months ago

    the scream was not expected
    i was more surprised than she was
    when i found my mouth opened
    and my fist clenched, palm spread
    outward extending, knuckle twitching
    what was i doing! watching my own body
    it wriggled in writhed, it couldn’t be me
    who was that monster who slapped her mother

  • Noelle commented on the post, automatic 5 years, 7 months ago

    first a low murmur
    crescendo! crescendo!
    one bang, two flat sounds
    now she’s on the floor
    shit, he says
    that was only automatic

  • Noelle commented on the post, comfort 5 years, 7 months ago

    i’m wearing bell bottom jeans just three sizes too tight and my bra is like my mama trying to push up all thats right now i’m feeling like there’s a hole in my stomach cause it’s been four days two years since i’ve eaten any sugar baby’s telling me i aint skinny or fine and […]

  • Noelle commented on the post, radical 5 years, 7 months ago

    i want to be radical. i want people to wonder what i ate for breakfast and why. i want to cause controversy. when i rise and when i decline, i want to be seen and not understood.

  • Noelle commented on the post, dull 5 years, 7 months ago

    If father is dull… Am I dull too?
    When he laughs, I laugh with him.
    Though his jokes are .1 dimensions deep.
    When he speaks sincerely,
    Punishing, praying, preaching,
    I digest his words like rich pâté
    Though his expressions are really
    The McDonalds of junk jargon

  • Noelle commented on the post, scout 5 years, 7 months ago

    it was that time of the month the girl scouts came around selling cookies door to door i told daddy not to buy any they’re bitter! they’re stale! when the girls came around i wish he’d spill his coffee on their badges but he smiled at the goblins as he might of at me if […]

  • Noelle commented on the post, warned 5 years, 7 months ago

    I was not warned about the storm coming my way.

    Hair was pulled, her talons keen. A glare that could penetrate.

    A frothing scowl spewed purple spit on my blouse and on my honor.

    Casual sex isn’t no-strings-attached when there were strings before you.

  • Noelle commented on the post, braid 5 years, 8 months ago

    her braid lives on
    she does not
    innocent curls mother twisted
    just that morning
    the 5 feet of arms, legs
    and opened eyes
    masked beneath the fresh red
    i resist the blood test
    writhing behind the wheel
    i am not a felon
    i smoked that joint a month ago

  • Noelle commented on the post, secretary 5 years, 9 months ago

    a scene from the classics
    his secretary was blonde
    skinny big tits
    i used to let her braid my hair
    one surprise visit to the office
    after hours
    showed me i had a second father
    i did not know
    i wanted to slap skinny big tits
    but slapped my mother instead

  • Noelle commented on the post, assisted 5 years, 11 months ago

    assisted living
    is not a simple concept
    for granny tina
    endlessly struggling
    for the right
    to struggle alone
    not to be taken
    but to die on her own

  • Noelle commented on the post, lust 5 years, 11 months ago

    lust may lurk in many forms
    smiling from glossy magazine ads
    where the models aren’t real
    rippling in the deep surface
    of a fine glass of pinot noir
    inspired by the image in the mirror
    so that we can’t turn away

  • Noelle commented on the post, belief 5 years, 11 months ago

    some say a belief is like a stepping stone
    onto which one may discover something else
    to close in on oneself
    what bullshit
    a belief will only ever be an excuse
    to distance oneself from reality
    with pathetic hope

  • Noelle commented on the post, wonder 5 years, 11 months ago

    our neighbors are proof that life can be buoyant
    for the week we’ve been here already 8 parties
    have kept us by the curtains, peeking when we can
    across the courtyard they drunkenly dance
    they pirouette by the window so we can wonder

  • Noelle commented on the post, smile 5 years, 11 months ago

    when i try to smile, i do
    the corners of my mouth turn up
    like the ends of the quintessential watermelon slice
    i flash my white teeth
    as i would flash a pair of diamond earrings
    my smile is for everyone to see
    they might believe it, but i don’t