Free Will

I’m currently taking a “Poetry of the Earth” course in my MLS, which is basically a hybrid of science fiction/non-fiction and poetry. We’ve been encouraged to write science inspired poetry as part of the course, so I’ve been [trying] to find inspiration from the little science I know. Ha! Here’s the poem I wrote for…

Idle Hands, a new poem.

fluorescent bulbs feign sunlight, burning melanomas on pasty hands and moth-eaten suits. pupils dilate, hairs raise, the air conditioning hums a melancholy tune. incessant click, click, click. these idle hands make noises appeasing ears of leadership long deaf. emails whizz, whizz, whizz to unattended boxes. gossip and vitriol flood an instant message, spreading cancer through…

Rhyme Time

You push rewind? I hit erase. The chagrin involved, ain’t worth the taste. You are the moon? Well, I’m the sun. This earth has moved, your night is done. Forget me not? Gotta notice first. Your scribbles on paper? Guess I’ve seen worse. Stick to your craft, I’ll stick to mine. At least we know,…

Alone.

bodies bumping, pressed together by brutal cold, sardines flapping in a tin can. fingers flying, faces illuminated in the LED glow of a screen. hot breath, fogging the windows, as we try to warm the chill between us. so close together yet always alone. ____________________________ Thanks for reading, ~ Victoria Elizabeth

Emerge Literary Journal: “Some Days”

My narrative poem, “Some Days,” has officially been published in the print anthology produced by Emerge Literary Journal The Editor-in-Chief, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, nominated me for the 2015 Pushcart for this particular poem, so it’s very near and dear to my heart. You can purchase your own copy of the Winter 2014 (Issue 9)…

Opportunistic.

There comes a point in time, when you realize you don’t deserve what you had. A time, when you see yourself for the bitch you truly are. You stand in the light and the blemishes paint themselves on your skin, little lightposts marking the path on your road to sin. There comes a time, when…