Fifteen

Digital Art by J. Spahr-Summers

by Erin Emily Ann Vance

 
 
cravings pepper my collarbones

i catalogue meals on scraps of paper

that float and land on moth balls

(march 21

2009

1476

you are disgusting)

I drink air

(may 18

2009

645

you could do better)

the skim milk froth

and coffee grounds

under my finger nails

(july 8

2009

2423

seizures arent an excuse)

i binge bubbles

on long shifts

rattle

(september 4 2010

1500

je me deteste)

“starving tinkerbell

loves her ribs

loves her

ribs”

(like that i become a

caricature

1200, october 3)

 

©Copyright 2014, Erin Emily Ann Vance

ERIN EMILY ANN VANCE - [Read Full Bio] has had work appear in numerous publications including Grip Magazine, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, The Gauntlet, and Nod Magazine. She is currently completing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary...


[Featured]Digital Art Image Credit: Nightmare by J.A. Spahr-Summers. Copyright 2014, Jeffrey A. Spahr-Summers.
 
 

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Vol: Nov 2014 thru Jan 2015

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Cresol

by Erin Emily Ann Vance

 

sister,

with a bottle of creamed yellow

poison

positioned

like a dildo

 

sister,

falling pregnant for the 12th time

or bubbling and burning

your cave bleeding

shedding

 

sister,

your diaphragm falters

wrecking sobs

the antiquated burn

of “true romance—

place this in your bud

and achieve

that lost intimate

daintiness”

 

sister

wrapped in tulle and

stomach ulcer

carbolic acid

under the christmas tree

 

sister

this is essential

to your marriage bed

this creamy cleanser

will take years

off the porcelain tub

and shave decades

from your

indifferent web

 

©Copyright 2014, Erin Emily Ann Vance

ERIN EMILY ANN VANCE - [Read Full Bio] has had work appear in numerous publications including Grip Magazine, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, The Gauntlet, and Nod Magazine. She is currently completing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary...


 
[Featured] Digital Art / Photography Image Credit: .fire by J. Spahr-Summers, ©2014

 
 

Snapping Twig – Winter – 2014

Vol: Nov 2014 thru Jan 2015

Skin

Digital Art by J. Spahr-Summers

by Erin Emily Ann Vance
 

Fingertip:ping signs (lacerate)
bruis:ing bumpy genitals
caus:ing pressure cookers
by:and bye bludgeon
grab:bing shaped like first amendment corporeal
or:ate agitate our lungs
squeez:ing some bruises (categorize)
flesh:ed alleged
appear:ed on abdomens (open, larger)
oval:and opal ankles, that child is (a bruise)
shape:ly these slaps intravenous
bruise:ing cutaneous
with:in fingernail patterns attend to patients
form:ed they tend to the blemishes
thumb:ing through crescent moons
distance:s diagnose tissue
all:along a weak Volcano
finger:ing mimic contents suggests crude laceration
may:be these torture patterns
leave:us in curvilinear (between) diagnoses
torture:d she abdomens a finger
result:ing in stock tests
uneven:the infliction, purple
pressure:d to a cylindrical
being:human the skin department seeks an
applied:applicant crescent moon coffin bearer
skin:wear skin:wearer

 

© Copyright 2014, Erin Emily Ann Vance

ERIN EMILY ANN VANCE - [Read Full Bio] has had work appear in numerous publications including Grip Magazine, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, The Gauntlet, and Nod Magazine. She is currently completing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary...


 
[Featured]Digital Art / Photography Image Credit: be daring be different be impractical…by J. Spahr-Summers, ©2014
 

 

Snapping Twig – Winter – 2014

Vol: Nov 2014 thru Jan 2015