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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Winter 2017

Volume 14 Issue 1


 

 

Breath and Shadow
 
Winter 2017
Volume 14 Issue 1


Off The Cuff

By Denise Noe



The remark

Breathing

Stopped

Muscles

Tighten

Nerves

Curled


Then

Sigh and

Shuffle

Twitch and

Re-adjust

Swallow and

Shift

Because

The remark

Made

Off the cuff

Vacuumed

Out

oxygen









Denise Noe is a struggling writer who is disabled by schizotypal personality disorder, impulse control disorder, obsessive and compulsive disorder, clinical depression, and chronic lower back pain. She is interested in literature, film, math, geology, and social welfare issues.
















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