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Poems and such.

I have competed as a member of the 2013 Boston Poetry Slam/Cantab national team & the 2014 Lizard Lounge national team.

Sometimes I say, "I am not actually writing poetry, it is just something I am doing." I am being flip but I still think:

Poetry can be - just something you are doing. And I plan to post it here, when people are doing it.

CONTACT ME AT: norameiners@gmail.com
If you see me out at a poetry slam in Cambridge MA, email me. I like talking to strangers - most of the time.

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Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.
Donna Tartt
This is a dangerous thing to do. People pick up on one little thing you say and never let go.
P.J. Harvey
For real. And it has to change.

For real. And it has to change.

(Source: rachelmckibbens)

Please, Lord, don’t make me have to be interesting today.
I don’t pray often but when I do…

(Source: magnificentruin)

Unsettled heart. The fetishism of secrecy. These people understood - as I did - the back alleys of the soul, whispers and shadows, money slipping from hand to hand, the password, the code, the second self, all the hidden consolations that lifted life above the ordinary and made it worth living.
Donna Tartt
Mindlessness is the application of yesterday’s solutions to today’s problems. Mindfulness is attunement to today’s demands to avoid tomorrow’s difficulties.
Ellen Langer
The slam team that I am on is having a party tonight. So if you are local, you know, go!

The slam team that I am on is having a party tonight. So if you are local, you know, go!

I die fast in the city. Outside I die slow. Everywhere I am is just another thing without you in it.
The National, Fashion Coat
How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?

Ruby Wax (via yearsofmagicalthinking)


For my sister.

"I also know the way the old life haunts the new." - Mary Oliver

"I also know the way the old life haunts the new." - Mary Oliver