December 3, 2009

Hattie Wilcox

—Photo by Hattie Wilcox

Lime-Green Fluffy Pillow

a lime-green fluffy pillow
sits on my face
I breathe in a fur
made of the finest
hairs of plastic

my cat sleeps on my stomach
I don't move
the off-and-on purring
a hiccup in my

your voice, images of you
running through
my mind erratic
tease me
in the stillness

my tongue visits my dry lips
lashes flicker
just out of reach
the peace
of not missing you


Hattie Wilcox's love of poetry and piano led her to songwriting and the 2008 release of her debut CD, Red Bird Tattoo. She has won prize money for her lyrics and has lived to see her first royalty check. She continues to write poetry—her first love. Find out more here.

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