Snips With Knives
Did you like the movie
Running with Scissors?
I ask mom about recent movies.
I am watching my 14 year old niece
grab a sharp kitchen knife for snipping
a long loose thread from her fitted cotton
purple and pink flowery blouse.
I sit across the dinette counter from mom’s kitchen sink.
Whoa, says my mom
taking in hand her household
scissors. Mom says
she liked the movie.
This scene isn’t as extreme as
running through the house with
open scissors. I love those
dysfunctional family movies
and remember relatives yelling,
swearing and pushing.
Nicole Taylor lives in Eugene, Oregon. She has been an artist, a dancer, a hiker, a poetry note taker, a sketcher, a volunteer and a dancer. Her poems have been published in Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac; Cirque Journal; Clackamas Literary Review; Just Another Art Movement Journal – dance poems to New Zealand; West Wind Review and others. You can read her poetry at oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/