Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Helen Vitoria

How Sylvia hurts herself

on a crosstown bus
with the bright dart shimmer
of some strangers eyes
locking into hers
a six foot high hue
of someone who looks like
someone she used to know

she bites into every bit
of muted pain that remains
far away, dead and
bare as winter

Helen Vitoria’s work can be found in many online and print journals: elimae, PANK, FRIGG Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine and others. She is the author of four chapbooks and a full length poetry collection. Her poems have been nominated for Best New Poets & the Pushcart Prize. She is the Founding Editor & Editor in Chief of THRUSH Poetry Journal & THRUSH Press. Find her here: LEXIS

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