Category Archives: Photography by Amy Leigh Cutler

And on the seventh day, God built me a castle.

It is raining on the sabbath, so I wake up slow as God intended. I’ve been reading East of Eden and Rilke’s New Poems, so that German and English can build a city together in me. I make promises less … Continue reading

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11 of 30. The Almost Summer of Beer

I am falling behind. Always waiting for that light to roll over the bridge or for the flowers in our garden to bloom. The city gets pretty in spring time. We eat together more, and it gives me patience that … Continue reading

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27 of 30. Adeleigh

You are the last plum in the icebox.   Every kind of impossible smallness; warrior of wonder,   determined to make us all dream   You will reach the kitchen sink yourself Or fall into the garbage trying.   You … Continue reading

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24 of 30. Making Love to June

  Today on a borrowed bicycle I couldn’t find words or a place to rest so I rode through the lower east side and let my stomach mutter about how it wanted falafel or a bento box or nothing at … Continue reading

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11 of 30. Flip

She showed me a series of pictures and I smiled in my daze of fuzzy that 2nd grade teachers and dance teachers surround me with. Her fingernails long and peeling dark red paint, the sound of flipping. A man standing … Continue reading

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10 of 30. Severe (again, 60 second writing prompt)

how are you gonna give me the same word two days in a row? the vitamin bottle smashes in the bathroom she pulls at her ten page paper like it is taffy the books we read the woman with a … Continue reading

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30 in 30… Again?

I’ve done this a few times in the past 6 months, but never while in school full time and working…and sober…  A poem a day for 30 days, sans strawberry beer for me.  Happy April folks!  

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Daniel Fast for Lent

I decided to do the Daniel Fast for Lent, and thought it would be a piece of cake because I am already sober and vegan for the year.  For any of you thinking of doing it, it is not a … Continue reading

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We Walked These Streets

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The Vesuvio

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