Friday, March 30, 2018

Nicole Bataclan's Filter

photo © Mark Butkus 2008
Friends or lovers?

Close
But not intimate;
Friends
Without benefits;

Love of my life
How do you stay
In my life.

We snap a picture
Immediately
Look for the best filter.

Lovers to friends
A relationship on diet.

Lovers to friends
Pillow talk outside the bed.


— Nicole Bataclan


As we conclude Women's History Month we return once again to the poetry of Nicole Bataclan. Nicole Bataclan is a poet based in Zurich, Switzerland — and at the time of this writing sent her best regards from Tbilisi, Georgia. She is also available for freelance writing work and the author of her own blog — The Writings of Nicole Bataclan — where Filter first appeared. The Bar None Group thanks Nicole for her continued support — her poetry has appeared on our pages for the last seven years — and we encourage our readers to visit her site.