Norah

United States

18 | she/they | hypothetical astronaut | ekphrastic poet | haunted house

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Profile picture is a painting from the Rothko Chapel in Houston
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I look at the moon and go: "wow, that's my wife!"
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Currently Reading:
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez / Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? edited by Maya Schenwar

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Norah (United States) published:

John Muir

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

John Muir gives you a bird which has forgotten to fly away. He folds your hands over it like a gift. 

You open them and it rustles, aftermath of wind.

“It’s wrong,” you say, and all around you the forest gleams with scarcity. Many miles away you feel bulldozers break skin in the Amazon, their own kind of animal.

Muir sits next to you, humming something so old it must be stolen.

You lift the bird to your face.

Muir...

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Norah (United States) published:

On Realizing I Am American

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  1. When I board a bus on foreign soil they have been taught my tongue in classrooms, I do not touch a dictionary once.
  2. And we tell them we’re from Canada, because Canada isn’t on the news nearly as much or because like all animals we fear retribution.
  3. Look, you don’t choose the big rock you’re born on or when, since Pangea ceased to exist things have been pretty much going to shit, any of the microbial ocean spit, the...
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Norah (United States) published:

where is my coming of age summer, sweetheart

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2020

Dear J—,

Thank you for the post-it notes. 

Summer’s dragging its feet. It feels like almost yesterday we were at F—’s apartment eating frosting off of spoons. I was reading Heart of Darkness on the orange line. That was the same day someone jumped. Again. And you were on the train when the conductor came on the intercom. You’re always so nonchalant about things that clearly rattle you.

I almost missed my meeting at the waterfront because of the delay....

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Norah (United States) published:

what happens when we assign blame

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and brain is malleable, eats video for dinner like nothing could ever be wrong in the world. it's been decided by the woman who lives in the computer and whom I love to kiss like I might be drowning. tongue and cheek, flailing out the portal to the rest of the world. and yes we’ll talk about pixels, red lipstick, the poison, the slow-acting acid like a 50s femme fatale, her eyes neon, flickering, soft as static on desktop plastic;...
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Norah (United States) published:

geese

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the presidents gather beneath the mountain chattering like geese, geese who share the highest office, country club (club or country) they share civilities or coffee at the all-you-can-eat buffet and don’t mention the wars, the mountain says: I will be here when there are no presidents and they nod nervously, wondering if the mountain knows what history it bears, they cough, make excuses to leave the mountain says: there is nothing and nothing you can do to stop time, I...
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