Prose Poem: Revisionist Histories

“Revisionist Histories” is another poem from the Elemental series. Working on this series with its biographical roots has certainly been interesting and revelatory for me. I’ve come to notice a pattern where I find it difficult to stop writing poems about certain lovers or even isolated events, while I have wholly neglected others. I’m sometimes surprised by my own emotional reactions; how I can’t seem to let go of some old (very old) betrayals. How difficult it can be to write about those who meant the most, or that I still look back on with some fondness. Continue reading Prose Poem: Revisionist Histories

Prose Poem: Beach Girl

This poem is another from ‘Elemental,’ my series in progress on love, sex and relationships. I would really love feedback on this one. It feels… incomplete, but it also feels like I’ve gotten it as far as I can without a little help. Any thoughts on ways to improve this one? I hope I’m only being a bit hard on myself, as I feel like that poetic spark I’ve been riding high so long has dwindled. I know it’ll be back, but it always makes me nervous when it disappears. After dealing with such cognitive impairment for years, I no longer take anything for granted. Continue reading Prose Poem: Beach Girl

Poem: Stirring Things Up

From my untitled series on love, sex and relationships. As always, critiques are welcome. Stirring Things Up You’re one tall, cool drink of water.Let me inject you with CO2shake you gently;it’s been so long since I’ve seen you dance.Bubble forth. Remind me what it is to laugh. by Michelle Beltano Curtis All Rights Reserved. “Getting Stirred Up” may not be reprinted without permission. Continue reading Poem: Stirring Things Up