Poetry/Journals/creative trash heap of Nicole Wilkinson, Denver-native, liberal arts student, bs-philosophiser, amateur spoken-word poet, writer, reader, editor of editor of Wilde Magazine, a journal of queer art and literature.
I'm a lover of girls (more like girl: you know who you are), art, nakedness (of a pysical and emotional nature), and rats. Kind of obsessed with my baby rats. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me here.
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So yesterday my class and I went to Atlas Preparatory School here in the Springs. 8 of us were chosen to read poetry for the 7th and 8th graders.
I was nervous because I remembered what middle schoolers are apt to act like, and I wasn’t so sure of their capacity to appreciate poetry, but it was a really rewarding experience. Some kids even came up because they wanted to read their own poetry.
After I performed for the 8th graders, a group of girls came up to say how much they liked the poem. It was really heartwarming.
This poem, “Metamorphosis” is one I was assigned to write on Monday, and then we spent the rest of the week workshopping. I didn’t like it at first, but after some revising, I grew to enjoy it. It’s not often that I write a poem where the direct subject is myself.
I also got my lip pierced yesterday!
Got it done at Shrap Metal. They were great. I was in and out within 5 minutes and their piercings only cost $10. When I get more piercings, I’m going there again.