I Pay Rapt Attention

Because 3 square inches is never quite enough.

Posted in Eccentricities, introduction by Zoelle on July 30, 2008

Hi there, my name is Zoelle and I like to talk more than I let on. I run the poetry blog Post-it Poetry, which caters to office monkeys ranging from interns to execs alike. I generally think that anyone can and does write poetry, whether they like it or not. I happen to like reading said poetry, so it works out ok.


I also needed a place to showcase my thoughts in more than 31 syllables, so here we go.


I have a confession to make. I’m one of those people- you know, the ones that fall asleep standing up with their head buried in the crook of their arm while riding public transportation, people that wear 5 inch heels even though they’re already over six feet tall- those strange creatures who sing to themselves in their cubicles and write poetry on the backs of post-its (obviously) and walk around barefoot a bit more than is strictly appropriate. Who luxuriate in using unnecessarily long words and run-on fragment ‘sentences’ from the time to time. I think the word we’re looking for here is “eccentric.”


A lot of strange things happen to me. I’ll chronicle them here. You’re in for a bangin’ good time, let me tell you. I’ve got:

  • A psychic mother (literally, though not professionally)
  • A musician father living a life of wild debauchery in Southern California (or so I imagine)
  • A tendency to attract …interesting… men, shall we say
  • 3+ jobs
  • 2 years left in college before I get to face the quoteunquote real world

And of course, a lot to say about it all. Stick with me- maybe I’ll start by exploding everything you thought you knew about models. Maybe I’ll start with strange stories from my daily commute. Or the homeless man who serenades me every morning. Or the one that tried to feed me pastries.