Obvious Poem

Obvious Poem

By Briel Felton

my Vagina is a scripture
written in Times New Roman
reddened in holy voice

bodies are temples
hungry fingers are the swine
my Vagina is a berry nicked in curious follies

it speaks in different tongues
variates from hand to hand
it sings in soprano

my hands turn to cinder
my pubic bone is an ashtray waiting
my body is written in hunger

while boys feed themselves
my hands know a secret place
clumsy star writhes on cotton

my Vagina is bilingual
fluent in hands and batteries
red script commands rapture
attached to hands that are wordsmiths
in every font

My name is Briel Felton, and I am a senior at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. My major is English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. I have been published in a couple of literary magazines, including Laurel Moon and Firewords, and have been honorably mentioned by the 2018 judge Chen Chen for the Academy of Poets for their poetry contest at the undergraduate level in Virginia. My plan after graduating in 2019 is to go on and get my MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry. My influences include Olivia Gatwood, Charles Bukowski, Sarah Kay, Allie Brosh, and many others. I attempt to write with a genuine rawness, a smidge of humor wedged in, and a focus on the little details that make themselves apparent to me in my daily life.

Black or Smart

Black or Smart

Where I'm From

Where I'm From