"Off The Cuff"

Written 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.