NaPoWriMo Day Six


Gallop, gastrointestinal heart cavity

The ridge just beyond

Horizon membrane

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!

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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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