Tonight The Moon (NaPoWriMo Day 30)


Tonight the moon
frosts my hands
and I cup them
to catch the
liquid beams.

I bring them to
my lips
for a taste
and I think
of you,

how you
make me feel –
a stomach full of
wished on
the moon

Copyright © 2015 Amaryllis Torres

AHHH! I can’t believe NaPoWriMo is over! I also can’t believe I actually did it…haha. My first NaPoWriMo taught me many things, which I’ll summarize in another post, but boy am I relieved to have made it all the way through. Kudos to those of you who do this every year!


Screen Game (NaPoWriMo Day 26)


I still remember my
nose pressed to the wooden
window sill in the big yellow
house of my childhood,

breathing deep the scent
of dirt that filtered in
through the screens
on a hot windy day.

I’d squish my fingers
against the screen’s
dark firm netting but
no matter how hard I
pushed, my fingers couldn’t
get through. They only
came away with a criss-cross
of indentations.

A fly or two somehow got
inside and they’d waddle
around, fat and noisy,
rubbing those arms together
as they thought up a plan
of escape.

Sometimes they tried my
screen game
but they were
worse at it than me.


Copyright © 2015 Amaryllis Torres