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Nettie Farris

Nettie FarrisNettie Farris is the author of Communion (Accents Publishing, 2013), Fat Crayons (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and The Wendy Bird Poems from dancing girl press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nettie's Origami micro-chaps & selected poems are available below.  Download the single-page PDF by clicking the title.  

Origami Micro-Chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

The Inchworm Diaries      

 

Nettie Farris CVR The Inchworm Diaries

Cover: Girl with Mask
by Lauri Burke

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Every Origami Microchap
may be printed, for free,
from this website.
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a printer-friendly, single-page PDF!
 

 

afternoon shadow

 

Stopped to think and the day grew
infinitely longer.

Nettie Farris © 2017

 

a new beginning

 

This morning I awoke to a new beginning.

Nettie Farris © 2017
 

Story

     

Cover: Girl with Mask
by Lauri Burke

*
Every Origami Microchap
may be printed, for free,
from this website.
Click on the title to download
a printer-friendly, single-page PDF!
 

Story

Story
 
She composed a little story to make
sense of it all.

Story

When she was drowning,
he stood apart and watched.
Then, when he was dampened
by her splashing, he distanced himself
completely.

She thought about calling it Distance,
but felt she had enough distance in
her life already.
Nettie Farris © 2016

 

Revision

She revised the story in order to make it
more truthful.
 
Story
 
When she was drowning,
he stood apart and watched.
Then, when he was dampened
by her splashing, he distanced
himself completely.
 
Little Birds
 
He flew away from her, so
she flew after him, so he flew
away from her.
 
But the story had transformed so utterly
that she wondered whether it was the
same story at all.
Nettie Farris © 2016