Neila Mezynski



Short legs, soap box, midway dusk. Reach touch high peach . Star on
rosy forehead. Hers.

Birthday Ladder

Birthday cake on hand, party up there. Keep on climbing.

Painter Cake

Brush in hand for canvas, cake . Easy icing. Words.


Many words,
Plenty of canvas.

Many numbers
Too few fingers.

Paint cakes
Donít bake Ďem.


Cardboard Bride

The bride so tall round head all white
Hard but soft, strangely sweet.
Triangle dress dearly etched.
Hands clasped front mid walk down aisle.
A paper doll,
No more no less.
A sideway glance,
donít make jokes.
She might speak or sing
Appearances are deceptive.

The paper groom, pale and wan
From fright of pending doom
He small and slight
She large and white
Might come to some torn ruin.

Copyright © 2012 Neila Mezynski

Neila Mezynski is author of Glimpses and A Story (2013) from Scrambler Books; pamphlets, Girls In Trees, (2010), Tucson Dessert, (2012) from Greying Ghost Press; echapbooks from Radioactive Moat Press Yellow Fringe Dress (2011) and Patasola Press , The Pure Girl (2011) ; chapbooks from Folded Word Press, Men Who Understand Girls, (2012), Nap Chapbook, Floaters , (2012); Deadly Chaps Press, Dancers On Rock, (2011), Warriors , 2013), Mondo Bummer , Meticulous Man (2012), Mud Luscious Press, At The Beach (2011).