Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Echoic Poet Jennifer Patino

Please Welcome Poet Jennifer Patino 



Poet's Bio
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jennifer Patino has been writing poems and short stories since she was six years old. Her work has been featured in Enfuse Magazine, Garden Gnome Publications, and the March 2017 issue of FONT Magazine. When she isn't writing or editing, she enjoys reading, watching all kinds of movies and making the occasional collage or painting. She now lives in Las Vegas with her artist husband.



When

 Pages turn angrily

The truth doesn't hurt
once you're ready for it

But you have to survive
years of brutality first
before you know
when the moment
scoffing at the fearful falls
upon you

When you can
walk upright though scourges
scatter on your back

When you can
fall and even die
and come back and rise up again

Only then, will the waking
nightmares seem like
light rainfalls

And the hard times
be winds of change

Then you can close that book,
that proverbial trigger warning

And carry on
about your day

Monday, June 5, 2017

Echoic Poet: Erato Poetry

Please Welcome Echoic Poet Erato Poetry



Poet's Bio:

Erato Poetry is the vehicle for expressive word art, collage and music! The more obscure, angular, lyrical and emotive the better.

Website 


Peeling the plastic wrapping from appliances is strangely satisfying

the layers of skin, a neoteric girl
she was scared to stand below trees
her secrets, hidden like wooden swamps in night knife fights
she left the screen wrapping on her new ipad
circumstance littered belief that a new skin was terrifying
her road ahead was circular, frogs’ foreheads, smoother
than airport runways, though she knew
that people walk in justified squares
while twins all over the world cough as their twins smoke another
she is left feeling impending rain in her stomach and photo war coffins
the distance to preciousness is calculated
by a million chewing gum wrappers

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Echoic Poet Jennifer Patino

Please Welcome Poet Jennifer Patino 



Poet's Bio
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jennifer Patino has been writing poems and short stories since she was six years old. Her work has been featured in Enfuse Magazine, Garden Gnome Publications, and the March 2017 issue of FONT Magazine. When she isn't writing or editing, she enjoys reading, watching all kinds of movies and making the occasional collage or painting. She now lives in Las Vegas with her artist husband.


Growing Up

Just keep doing...
doing.
Just do it.

What about when
it's all so logical,
so simple,
seems like
it's so easy,
so, so easy
and my arms
& legs won't
work?
My limbs are wrapped
in twine
or pillows.
They seem farther & farther away.
They can't hear
you tell
them to move.
They are lead.
They are petrified.

How did we take those first steps?
Why did we take those first steps?

I think it's because
all the big people kept
trying to tell us
what we could
& couldn't do
so we wanted to run.

We wanted to be like
fish again
& swim
& eat
& die.

I can't move
of my own volition
on the days
when the air
is full of untruth soup
& the hatred
from everyone's
mouths,
whether they be
in my ears or my eyes,
is deafening,
threatening,
or generally
neglecting
of all it took
in my journey
to get to the point
where I could block it all out.

I can't run
fast enough
or far enough
from
me now.

This is
what
growing up
feels like.