Author: Julia Gari Weiss

Hospital 0

Appointment

They are full today. It is a blocked date. We are dying to get in, everyone is dying; there is no room for death with nurses on vacation, so you’ll have to wait for...

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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...

Hair in the Eye 0

Clumps

My mother shrieks in the shower. I look up, see her holding a chunk of reddish-brown hair. She gets out, dries, dresses, and now it’s everywhere – in the drain, on her sweater, a...

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...