Poetry Showcase: Nolcha Fox

One tiny step,

one little slip, to fall, to fail, 
flailing, fragile, frail frame, 
a shattered sense, a souvenir 
of shattered bone.

(This poem was published in my book, "Memory is that raccoon")

A broken jar

to store the body of loss,
the coffee laced with sugar and shock,
the wrenched wild wings,
dried blood tears of sunsets past,
to leak the waning fading blue,
to hold what’s left of you.

What Has Passed

What has ended my desire
to do when I’m too weak, to be what I am not?
Ritual is writing through the pain.
I know that I don’t know to stop until my body shatters.
The instruments of self-deception disappear
as sun-kissed skin slips into velvet darkened dress.
There is space, there is an honest sweetness in the bitter.

(This poem was published on Medusa's Kitchen, and was inspired by my hand therapist who told me I am not my x-rays)

I am not

my x-rays.
My frame is not
the worn-down,
dented, thickened,
broken bones
that carried me
through simpler times
of younger years. 

Close your eyes
and you can see
my bright red 
chassis rumble
down a summer 
dusty road past 
signs you now find
in an antique store.

What will age

take, which parts of me?
My bones? My breath?
Will sight and sound
diminish, finally
dim to dark?
Will scattered thoughts
pack up their bags
and leave my mind
an empty nest?
If cancer, stroke
knock on my door,
will I invite them in
and offer them a beer?


Bio: Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Alien Buddha Zine, Medusa’s Kitchen, and others. Her three chapbooks are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net. Interviewer/book reviewer. Faker of fake news.

Website: https://nolchafox2.wixsite.com/blog

“My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats” https://amzn.to/3uEKAqa

“The Big Unda” https://amzn.to/3IxmJhY

“How to Get Me Up in the Morning” https://amzn.to/3RLDaKc

“Memory is that raccoon” https://www.amazon.com/dp/9395224622/

“Cow Candy” https://www.amazon.com/Cow-Candy-Nolcha-Fox/dp/9395224789/

Twitter: @NolchaF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nolcha.fox/

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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