Author Archives: Clementine von Radics

About Clementine von Radics

Clementine von Radics is an internationally touring poet. She is the founder of Where Are You Press, a publishing house that focuses on the voices of young women. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Whiskey paper and others. Her first collection was adapted into a song cycle for Melody Moore, debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Her latest book, Mouthful of Forevers, was a #1 Bestseller on Amazon.

Elegy for Jeff von Radics

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#5 – A Bad Weekend in Three Parts

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On February 6, DMC celebrates its TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 
Holy mackerel, time flies. It’s been a great year. We’ve 
published hundreds of pieces this year that we feel proud 
and honored to share, and we also put out our first book! 
This week we will be counting down the Top Ten Most Read 
posts from our second year of existence, and will present 
#2 and #1 on Saturday, February 6. Thanks for being part 
of a wild and excellent two years. 


One

I open up my body, whole and spit-shined eager
and inside there is only a mouth. The mouth says 
You are not an easy person to love.
Curious, I reach into this mouth
and pull out the tongue.

I make the tongue say it again, and again.
You are not an easy person…
You are not an easy person to…
And it’s so silly looking. 
This little flip-flopping thing 
in the palm of my hand.

I show it to everyone. My friends.
The guy at 7-11. On the morning you leave
I hold it right up to your face.
So close you practically choke on it.
So close that it practically 
becomes your tongue.
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A Bad Weekend In Three Parts

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One

I open up my body, whole and spit-shined eager
and inside there is only a mouth. The mouth says 
You are not an easy person to love.
Curious, I reach into this mouth
and pull out the tongue.

I make the tongue say it again, and again.
You are not an easy person…
You are not an easy person to…
And it’s so silly looking. 
This little flip-flopping thing 
in the palm of my hand.

I show it to everyone. My friends.
The guy at 7-11. On the morning you leave
I hold it right up to your face.
So close you practically choke on it.
So close that it practically 
becomes your tongue.
 Continue reading