Author: Julia Gari Weiss

poem about being caged 0

Cage

Poem My rib cage is actually a birdcage I let one lovely white dove fly into the center core by your heart. Sometimes I revel in sending it your way, perhaps you needed more...

poem about being a robot 0

Mechanical

Poem Grey screen goes blank promptly at 14:10 I walk past three pink stalls into the fourth where I hang up my coat pull my scarf and shirt over head careful not to strangle in wires....

Doors are Metaphors 0

Aperture

There is a steel door, it’s heavy, requires my feet firmly planted, body shifted, I must tug with my biceps, abdominals, squinted eyes, clamp my jaw. With all that force it may budge, open...

poetry online 0

Carnival

Poetry   This is the game writing down lists of barely graspable desires. Crossing out one, two, if only I had three I’d be happy, certainly it’s within reach. This person, place, thing, like...

Loneliness Poems 0

Cosmos

Poem   On an eyelash I wish someone would whisper “It’s the cosmos, darling.” I wish for a twilight drip of their stardust on my shoulders and fixate my rootless eyes to ground, who’ll...

Place Poem, The Pacific Design Center 0

The Pacific Design Center

Place Poem   A man fell to his death. “Likely suicide,” they said, as if he tripped, dropped off eleven floors by accident or saw his widow place her hands over her ears to...

0

The Weight

I was hollow shadows holding onto four hours of sleep and Ambien, wearing sunglasses inside, under excruciatingly dim lights. My eye sockets sinking into my cheekbones. People would visit my mom’s hospital room with...

Twilight 0

Hospital Elevator

Hospital Elevator after Mark Strand Three floors including a restricted level. Not one highlighted. A woman steps in and asks where to. “I’m not going anywhere,” I say. “I don’t push buttons.” Three floors...