Member since September 2, 2013 | 546 Readings |
Kristen McIntyre received her BFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. She currently works as a Learning & Development Designer for a private jet company based in Orange County, CA and loves to write poetry in her free time.
Before & After
I’m rusty. / I’ve forgotten / my before-baby self. / The one who wrote to express / things I couldn’t speak. / Now my words all reek of…
The morning before you were born I woke up / in a puddle, alone in bed. / Your dad had fallen asleep on the couch / watching tv, and never made it…
‘She’s gone’ they say, while she lays there, // the truth settling somewhere between the sheets / tucked neatly under her withering arms. / Decay…
‘I can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle an orange,’ / she says, as she slides her thumb against the flesh, removing skin. / ‘My ex…
focus in, replay the moments incessantly / build a memory palace with one room / dedicated exclusively to the way his lips / say your name // close…
Subscribed by Kristen McIntyre
A poof inside my chest / I press on my left nipple like / A button / It is five in the morning / I want nothing more than blankets / To be…
I. / Eating Animals / Everything Is Illuminated / Here I Am / Tree of Codes / Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close / // II. / Extremely…
Money Is Murder
I once heard // of a teenager / who threw a fifty-cent piece / off a highway overpass / / The coin pierced through / the windshield of a…
My earliest memory / is stepping out of a / long white Cadillac / and landing in your mouth / / Behind your teeth / there was a horse / …
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