Juliet Cook Medina, OH poet

White Doldrums

The snow used to glitter at the beginning.
Now it’s just a cold, dirty mess.

Dulled down brain, discolored flesh,
novocaine needled into my toes.
Black and blue nails, less sensation.

Not as pretty as I used to be.
Not as high energy, what’s the point
of opening my mouth

for another snowflake that might appear
to offer a slightly unique size and shape,
but will soon melt into nothing.

–Juliet Cook



(photo by Bree)


Juliet Cook lives in Medina, OH. She is the Reader, Editor & Designer at Blood Pudding and Thirteen Myna Birds presses.