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Ariel is a full-time Pacific Northwest poet, often participating at Oregon Open Mics events. She has been published in Gold Man Review, AIM, The Widow’s Handbook, and most recently in Terra Incognita, On The Platform Waiting and Free From Monsters. Ariel often collaborates in many Willamette Valley poetry/art projects and is a member of Oregon Poetry Association, Mid-Valley Poets Association, Willamette Writers and Poet. Her website is

  September 2021     2 years ago

Submitted Poems 33 total


Perhaps we lack our purpose
Because we have moved too far away
From our natural rhythms, we center

Our time around sitting
In an unnatural space
40 hours a week, telling...

by Ariel

added 2 years ago
Checklist February 29

1 Nah nah nah.
2 Jazz and snow and highway
3. Slush on windshield
4. Driving to Clackamas on Interstate 5
5. Clack a moose. Sha na na.
6. The GPS interrupts the radio and I strain to make out the direction
7. Seventy three miles per hour
8. Scat...

by Ariel

added 2 years ago
Checklist February 23

1)Isn’t darning thread … just “thread”?
2)I can’t respond; working hours.
3)But conversation will continue in my head as if we were face to face; I will reply to you and there will be private jokes invented, discovered.
4)Refocus on the task ahead;...

by Ariel

added 2 years ago
following fish

I said goodbye to my sanity today
I could not keep it and still love you
for following you was never a rational thing.

So I keep stowing away on ships
talking to the silent fish
and leaving a blood trail for them to...

by Ariel

added 2 years ago

The world spins you at sixty-six thousand miles
It wraps you around the sun from the moment of your...

by Ariel

added 2 years ago

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