SPLIT WRITS

An Assortment of Short Poems

  • Graphics Alex Manley

  • Graphics Alex Manley

Dalliance,
Is that what this is?
Dalliance,
3 months and counting.
That’s certainly not brief—
Dalliance.
That’s why I don’t know your friends?
Dalliance.
Quick, before I get too attached.
-Nicole Fu






Lemon-cleanse.
Grapefruit-diet.
My hymen won’t grow back.
-Lizy Mostowski






Dear Internet,
Our relationship is changing.
You know all my passwords.
-Ashley Opheim






Superimpose a rose over it.
Poetic prose and Eros, solder it.
Ford the red river and a brook, soldier on.
Prosaic close to a book, hold your tongue.
-Erica Helmsley






Ouch—
My nipples.

-Gabrielle Steinberger

This article originally appeared in The Link Volume 31, Issue 25, published March 8, 2011.

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