Friday, May 10, 2013

Colleen Colkitt- A Poem

Ellis Island

Braveheart’s on Netflix
And we all cheered
For Scotland’s freedom
Like we were there
And had a claim in it
Like we had family
Come over
To tell us tales
Of kilts and fears of
Prima Nocta

Braveheart’s on Netflix
And I watched it all night –
It took all night –
So I fell asleep with
Mel Gibson on the brain,
And that hair,
Oh, that hair.
He had a mullet like yours
But his never had buzzed
Racing stripes etched in.

Braveheart’s on Netflix
Was the last text
I sent you
Before you drove your car
Through that stubborn
Touristy info center brick building,
The one where Ellis island
Used to be.



Colleen Colkitt is a freelance writer of fiction and poetry.  She lives in Buffalo, New York with her family.  She will graduate from SUNY Brockport with degrees in Creative Writing and Communications.  Her work has recently been published in Napalm and Novocain, Bare Hands Poetry, and Muddy River Poetry Review.  Look for Ms. Colkitt in Daily Love, as she was featured on the site in February.

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