Gallop, gastrointestinal heart cavity
The ridge just beyond
Pink, lavender, blood orange
A disarray of muteds
Lungs, give it all you got
*Today, I wrote poems in the bathroom and at the dinner table. Writing on the weekends is tricky business!
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 www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.
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