Shimmer Girl

magical poem



I knew a girl once
sly as time sneaking by
right under your nose,
ticking and tocking and
counting breaths till death.

She dressed in a black slink
and rubbed her eyes
with smoke and charcoal
like she were going
into battle.
Farewell, cats.
This kitten’s already
won the war and
you sorry sacks
didn’t even stand a chance.

She kept secrets
like some folk
keep pets.
Kept ’em real close
Doling ’em kisses
and treating ’em nice
in case she found herself
needing ’em later.

When she kissed you
you felt ’em
sizzling and popping
on your tongue
without divulging a word.

And if you wanted to
get on with living after
one of those kisses
you had better just
forget about it.
I oughtta know.



photograph by Keran Look Loy


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Noelle Currie

I have been writing short fiction and poetry for ten years. I recently completed the second of two novels that are currently unpublished. I was the winner of The Book Doctor’s Pitchapalooza in 2013 and recipient of the Gold Medal in poetry in the Tunxis Academic and Art Challenge in 2009. I submit poetry and short fiction pieces to the creative writing website weekly. I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a degree in vocal performance. My second love is singing opera.

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