*** 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.
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“Cow Candy” https://www.amazon.com/Cow-Candy-Nolcha-Fox/dp/9395224789/
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Nolcha, wonderful post! Congratulations!
Nolcha, great post! Congratulations!
Amazing 😍. Very emotional and thought provoking 💕.