Rose Menyon Heflin: Three Poems

[Image description: black-and-white photograph of a sequined curtain, shot from beneath. Some sequins pick up light and shine brightly, and other disappear into dark folds of fabric.]   Michael  / Creative Commons

[Image description: black-and-white photograph of a sequined curtain, shot from beneath. Some sequins pick up light and shine brightly, and other disappear into dark folds of fabric.]

Michael / Creative Commons

The Asexual’s Lament 

The minutes tick by
Two at a time
Two at a time

The people go by
Two at a time
Two at a time

What’s wrong with just one?

Intoxication

Sequins
and sparkles
glitter
and shine

on the bodice
of your dress

as you sway,
gently,
to the music

amid the crisp
evening air,

humming happily,
eyes closed.

They/Them 

Feminine name
Dangly earrings
Self-knitted hat
Body of a football player
Husky voice

Gender neutral pronouns, please

Voice high and soft
Petite, girlish figure
Hidden by oversized, garish sweater
Pixie cut
Name for a woman or a man

Gender neutral pronouns, please


Rose Menyon Heflin is a writer and artist from Wisconsin.  Her poetry has appeared in One Sentence Poems and Haiku Journal, and she has work forthcoming in The Aurorean and the 2020 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ Calendar.  In addition to writing, she enjoys photography, art, and all things nature.