“How to Write a Skinny” by Angela H. Dale

How to Write a Skinny

I
start with your end
lines
nine
inner
skin
lines
replete
with
repeat
lines
end with your start

II
bruisable fruit
distill
spill
your
veins
distill
fog
rivers
rain
distill
bruisable fruit

III
now step off the
cliff
sheer
no-fear
word
cliff
catching
your
breath
cliff
step off the now

Angela H. Dale
3/4/2020

***

Angela H. Dale is a poet and picture book author who lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. Her writing has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Her Mind and in many other notable journals. Her picture book debut is slated for release in Fall 2022. 

 

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