Flash Poetry: “Glass Castle”

You never know how A glass castle will crumble Until the last rock flung Finally flies right through The closed window Some pieces are massive Made from the grinding sands Of time Other pieces are so small, So infinitesimal that there's no chance that They'll ever be redeemed. This castle can't be put back together... Continue Reading →

Flash Poetry: “Wolves/Deer”

Have you ever loved someone called them dear They're family, after all, right? But the moment they open their mouths the ball of yarn that is your world begins to unravel? Their words wrecking balls to the walls you have gingerly built from chaos? Like unleashing wolves thirsty and starved onto sleeping, unsuspecting deer. I... Continue Reading →

Flash Poetry: “Ammunition”

I am afraid that when the time comes I will not have enough ammunition to protect her even though ammo is cheap. If words could be locked and loaded every woman could raze the world a hailstorm of bullets made up of "good intentions" cat-calls, and "sluts." When persisting and resisting are frowned upon what... Continue Reading →

Holiday Season Sale!

I'm so excited to tell you guys: IT'S ALMOST THE HOLLY JOLLY SEASON, OKAY? I know, you're saying, "Uh, Mel? Ten days ago you were jazzed about Halloween, and we all know it's going towards Yule and Christmas, and--" LEMME STOP YA THERE. I am a Holidays Crazy Person™. I love them all. Seriously. I... Continue Reading →

Wayward is LIVE!

I am super surprised to learn that Wayward: Poetry for Monsters, Muses, and Other Deviants is all ready and for sale! Paperback editions are $5.99, and e-book editions are currently $2.99-- if you'd like both, it's on Matchbook for only $.99 when the paperback is purchased! ebook ($2.99): Amazon Paperback (ONLY $5.99): Amazon I'd love... Continue Reading →

Flash Poetry: “Chicken Kiev”

Some days, I'm just not cut out to make Chicken Kiev. The pounding of raw, dripping chicken (And the meat stuck under fingernails) Curling it delicately in on itself (And smearing the fearfully-full-of-salmonella butter over fingers, because you know it doesn't stick well on its own) The flour, the eggs-- Oh Gods, the raw eggs,... Continue Reading →

Announcing: WAYWARD, A Poetry Chapbook!

WAYWARD: Poetry for Monsters, Muses & Other Deviants is a chapbook collection of assorted poetry of mine, to be released in the coming months! Here's the official blurb: way·ward ˈwāwərd (adjective) difficult to control or predict because of unusual behavior. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a mermaid and an astronaut. So,... Continue Reading →

Flash Poetry: For CB.

People talk of endings As if they're fruit Ripe on the vine, just pick one and go. We never talk about What this is, This kind of ending. There's quitting the band Tiredness setting into bones Far too long away There's walking away from the spotlight But this was none of that. A guttural hymn... Continue Reading →

Flash Poetry: “Flow”

I am a person of  Planned dates And confirmed appointments "It'll happen when it happens" Does not compute. "Go with the flow" Only works When the flow is predetermined Which I'm pretty sure Isn't how that works.

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