Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Testimony by Brittany Michelson

Do not hold anything I’ve said or done against me
I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth
And nothing but the truth
So help me stars
Raising my right hand and placing it
On your heart
I make a solemn oath
To unlearn the sound of you

I do not recall the exact lighting condition that day
Nor the precise weather forecast
On the night
You struck a chord in me
But I know the feeling of tiny wings
Caught in a flame

Brittany Michelson


Crafty Green Poet said...

Brittany says:

My short prose is published in Sleet Magazine, Speech Bubble Magazine, Flashquake, Glossolalia Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Espresso Stories, and other online journals. I have print essays forthcoming in PMS Journal, and an anthology by Bona Fide Books. My poem ¨The Crickets´Meditation¨will be published in a print anthology called ¨The Poetry Of Yoga.¨ I live in Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

The best way to make an oath, "with my hand on YOUR heart".

Karen said...

This is lovely.

Carol Steel said...

Eerily accurate description. Wonderful!