Member since August 29, 2014 | 1,709 Readings |
Carrie Padian writes poems about people things. Her work can be found in Voicecatcher, Straight Forward Poetry, and Code Poems among others.
Lately / I’m findinga footholdin my griefby casuallybuying smallthings likeorganiceyelineror recycledmarkersor cottondishclothsthat will savethe…
What Idiscoveredwas the pitin my stomachstartedas a seedthe sadness onetear spreadingover the delicatepink liningmy middlegrowingdown intosoft…
You ever take / a picture ofyourselfand youthink omfgI am sogoodat selfiesnow everyonewill knowhow beautiful Iam lookat this internetbut deepdown…
I wonder ifit feels righteous as hellto be a beeand stingintruders threateningthe hiveallowedin that momentto be angryin that momentto attackand…
I chose my gender / Like a non-dominant speaker / Getting in a customs line / At the airport / Jostling shoving / I think this is right / I…
A hypothetical man / In the coffee shop / Eyes my bagel / Piled high / With golden / White cream / Cheese / He leans in / Two steps / From…
Everybody loves pie
I don’t understand / Why you won’t / Invite me in / I’ve been waiting / On the porch / A long time / And look / I brought wine / And bolt…
Here come the worms
There’s only so much poetry / To be squeezed out of / The feeling of / Is this enough / I think I’m becoming / An empty rind / Shell / …
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Consider Me Your Future
A Samurai rests toward the sound / Of sun melting snow. / Elm branches slope and point / In the direction of time turning. / Earth’s belly has…
WOMEN: Happy are we, the women / in capris who sail / into your parking lot, who swarm / through your automatic doors / into this bright,…
In the library a student I don’t know // exclaims that over a million people died on his birthday— / he is smiling as if this fact has given him…
Empty Plate with Sword
My people once held fire in their palms // Masked as hot prayers. Masked as breath turned frost when the lungs, exhausted, / Gave into the cold…
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