Halitosis by Elle Vue

My teeth are decaying, rotting from the inside out. Years of swallowing bile laced confabulations finally decomposed the nerves within and made me numb to my next glass of gin. Bitter and crude but honest I am, no one deigns to come near my foul speaking breath. In solitude but not alone, I let myContinue reading “Halitosis by Elle Vue”

Time is a Construct by Elle Vue

I don’t really know what I want to do with this yet but I really like it so please enjoy. Fuck. Awake again, I think to myself as the thunder claps into my ears. It’s 8:00 am but it’s so dark it could be 3:00 am. 3:00 am. That’s my favorite time; to bask inContinue reading “Time is a Construct by Elle Vue”

Choosing Happiness by Elle Vue

I want a life filled with lemon drops and golden sunsets. Where melancholy meets serendipity out in the peach orchard of satisfaction and chance.  Tell me there is more than the tranquil hues of passive leaves, I want to see persisting sunflowers bloom from seedlings buried too deeply.  Fill my life with daffodils and bumblebees,Continue reading “Choosing Happiness by Elle Vue”

Prompt: Write About Color Without Saying the Color

The key to writing about color without saying the color is to stimulate the five senses of your reader: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste — and the sixth sense: emotions. While you don’t need to incorporate all five senses into your poem, it’s still a good idea to think about them when brainstorming. ThinkContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Color Without Saying the Color”

Siren Call by Elle Vue

   If I had the opportunity to kiss you again I would say, “No, I can’t. My love for you was a hollow scream and I do not have a hollow soul. My mesh t-shirt was meant to show you my bleeding heart, not satiate the luring consumption you desired.  I didn’t know any betterContinue reading “Siren Call by Elle Vue”

How to Spruce Up a Flat Poem

Have you ever loved the idea and general gusto of a poem but felt it fell flat or seemed cliche? Here are some tips on how to add in some metaphors, symbolism, and philosophy into a poem to give it more life!

Prompt: Write About Fruit

Think About: The symbolism of the fruit as a whole The juices: The color, texture smell What is the juice similar to? Blood, spit, mud, etc. The “meat“: The color, texture, smell The seeds: Are they big or small? Are they edible? Why aren’t they edible? Can you easily plant them? Is there one orContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Fruit”

What It Means to Read Art

I may be drunk but my words can hold more liquor than I. Art is not meant to be beautiful or revealing of the world around us. It serves as an honest & sometimes heinous scope into the world of an individual. To be invited is neither grand nor something to belittle, but perhaps somewhereContinue reading “What It Means to Read Art”

I Am Fermenting by Elle Vue

   In my bitter sixteens I tasted like sweet, succulent blackberries. As dark as I presented myself, my skin oozed red sap onto anyone with lingering touches and my leaves unwillingly engulfed the entirety of the world around me.    At eighteen, I felt elevated and acidic, like luscious red raspberries. I wanted to beContinue reading “I Am Fermenting by Elle Vue”

Prompt: Write About Breath or Breathing

Think about: What does your breath do when you are angry laughing, relaxed or scared? What type of breaths do you take as you run, swim or cook? How do others around you breathe? How does that effect you? What does breath smell or taste like after eating, smoking, sleeping, kissing? What is the importanceContinue reading “Prompt: Write About Breath or Breathing”