NaPoWriMo – Day 1


Crossing Bay Bridge in a Storm, or Morning Commute Geometry


Engineering serendipity

Rain rain rain

To grow taller and taller buildings

Animals in the phyla kingdom

The marsh of drag and drop

The perpetual habit daze

Shelter shelter shelter

What comes out from

Drowning hazard lights

Film of wet hush

Rocking my small icy boat

A tornado of white urges us


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Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at

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