Gone but not Forgotten Nicole Cooper Poetry

local_library Gone but not Forgotten

by Nicole Cooper

Published in Issue No. 264 ~ May, 2019

New Moon,

dead of night,

I snuck behind

the building

my demons

called home.


Lit match,

musky gas,

I set fire,

sought revenge,

on the place

that tried

to break me.


Bloody clouds,

billowing smoke,

I danced in

the embers,

tattooed my skin

with their ashes.

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I'm an LGBTQ writer who never leaves the house without a book. I've previously been published on Bustle.com and Bust.com. I live in Indianapolis with my grumpy cat.