Denise Kolanovic


I’m moving fast, very fast.
I love this feeling –
my body is quicker than my mind can process.
I feel like I’m outside my body,
no need for words.
Multi-tasking thoughts, tasks.
Fingers flowing, grabbing, taking, pulling across
the materials.
I’m starting to float upward –
my face is smiling and I am exhilarated
because there is no pressure,
no one to negate me.

DENISE KOLANOVIC is an ELA/ENL teacher and poet.  She is the author of ASPHALT SOUNDS: Fore Angels Press: 2004 and MAGNETIZED BY BLACK IRISESWords With Wings Press: 2020.  She has been nationally published in several anthologies and poetry journals.