C.N.P Poetry 

  • Cathexis Northwest Press

The Daily Release

By: Michelle Cicillini


I store my bellyaches

alongside my hopes

my heavy glass marbles

in a silken pinky purse


readied for a journey

of rapid remedies


but the last page

isn’t always from

the last chapter


so it’s best to empty your knapsack

before the weight ruins the wait




 

Michelle Cicillini is a poet/educator, living on Long Island with her husband and son. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in English.