Helen Vitoria's work can be found and is forthcoming in many online and print journals: elimae, MudLuscious Press, PANK, Rougarou, FRIGG Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine and others. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks and a full length poetry collection: Corn Exchange forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Spring 2012. Her poems have been nominated for Best New Poets & the Pushcart Prize.
She is the Founding Editor & Editor in Chief of THRUSH Poetry Journal & THRUSH Press.
Find her here: http://helenvitoria-lexis.blogspot.com/
► Helen's Origami micro-chapbooks & selected poems are below.
he shook and shook the trees for apricots
yellow orange, a single seeded stone
fell from its native life
lukewarm to the touch
like fever finding a body
through care and training
Helen Vitoria © 2012
Rules for Leaving
leave your half smoked Lucky Strikes
leave, while I am sleeping
during that exact moment when
I feel like I am falling
leave the fit of together and call it:
but first say: I don’t love you anymore
(say it aloud repeat it till you believe it)