The moon is God’s fingernail,
the one she hit on the Earth’s crust,
breaking it from her,
when plowing
the world with her fingers
for the first planting
of sunflowers.

The only part of her,
left from before
she sacrificed her body,
cutting for fingers for each mammal,
toes for each bird and fish,
ears for the amphibians and reptiles
and her nose
for the mosquito and spider and fly.

Her torso went to the mountains,
her skin to the oceans,
her breasts divided
into equal mouthfuls
for every mother
her arms became the trees
and her legs
the rivers
and her face,
the sun

The only part
still left for us to see, hanging
in the night sky,
surrounded by the starry tears
she left from the pain
and the bloody galaxies
that grew from the wound.


The green and white towel is yours.
The blue one’s mine
The sleeveless shirts are yours,
but I like to wear them sometimes.
My side of the room is a mess
because I don’t actually live here,
though we like to pretend that I do,
and while you’re at work,
I catalogue your books,
heat up leftovers,  play with your dog,
drink too much Dr. Pepper,
and wonder if one day
I’ll be the home,
you’re coming home to.

Hey, I’m moving!

“I’m currently in the process of constructing a new website for myself, as I am planning on shifting completely over from my current blog within the next couple of months.

While Chickadee Sweetie will always hold a special place in my heart, I created it in high school back when I was too afraid to attach my own name to my work. Upon the realization that that blog is nearing its fourth birthday, I thought it was time for a switch. The content is going to change much, but the appearance and organization will. I’m planning on actually tagging my posts, which is apparently a revolutionary concept for me. As well, I hope to start updating on here various projects that I am working on and posting when and where and if I get published. I may from time to time still use Chickadee Sweetie, I’m not swearing it off just yet.

However, if you’re interested in keeping up with my work, please follow this blog, as this is going to be my primary site for the time.

Thank you all!

Emily Ramser”