The Works of Danielle White

Danielle White began her creative writing career at age 7, with a flash nonfiction piece titled "A Very Busy Day." Born and raised in Massachusetts, she currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she works as a proofreader for an alternative news weekly. Danielle also serves as the poetry editor of Black Heart Magazine.


All Poems © Danielle White

You Should Be So Lucky

 

I saw it happening before it did

The future, a pair of tan legs in the sand,

The stretched skin of the damned,

A car barreling at me

On my lonely-hearted street

 

I’ve perfected the Lovers’ Doom

Your Americana outline

Flooded in

The whiskey tinge of sepia

 

I want to be there the day they knock

The old house down

I wish they’d burn it

 

Embers to ashes

The confetti of the dead

I want to bathe in it

Smudge it into my skin

I want to grind your bones to dust

And snort the powder

 

I’d take to the streets

An untamed witch

 

I dress up in this rage, when I cannot find you

Afflicted by a type of consumption –

I call it love

 

Running through the midnight

Life pushing at the walls of my body

Yearning for a delicate desert

A woman’s kiss

More violent than my man’s

 

Ritualize me

Wrap my corpse in rabbit fur

 

Bury the dead in beeswax

Bury the dead in drag