March 1, 2008

Lit by Chicks

A Work in Progress

by Serena Spinello

My manifestation perpetually revises.
Feelings smear
Sentiments amend
Dispositions collide.
I am
Slices, bits, fragments, divisions, shapes, squiggles and whole.
Conviction meets vulnerability.
Vibrant and blurred.
Insight inhabits my mind not eyes.
I am
Wrecked, mended, variable, constant, fixed, absolute and partial.
My core is
Cobalt then jade then ashen then
Whatever
I fancy it to be.
I am
Average, incomparable, substantial, otherworldly.
My wingspan is extensive and abridged.
I’ll fall
I’ll ascend
I’ll rise
I’m
Bursting, vacant, engaged, alone.
I’m
Me.



Serena Spinello is 26 years old and lives in New York. Her recent poems have been published in Clockwise Cat, The Houston Literary Review, Conceit Magazine, 63 Channels, Sien en Werden, The Centrifugal Eye, Cause and Effect, Mississippi Crow, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Zygote in my Coffee, Perspectives Magazine, The Flask Review, Contemporary Rhyme, Rogue Poetry Review and The Verse Marauder. Serena can be reached via email.