natalie carpentieri




I have your cell number
hidden away in one of
your e-mails

I haven't called you

I don't know if I will

I couldn't handle you
rejecting me

Not you

Natalie Carpentieri was born in Washington, DC, raised in New Jersey and now calls California home. She has written from her teen years on, but only started taking poetry seriously in her twenties. Her poems have appeared in online journals such as Thick With Conviction, Bakerís Dozen Literary Review, Sunken Lines, Drown In My Own Fears and Gold Wake Press. Natalie is a technophile, whose area of expertise is computers. She also enjoys music, rollerblading, photography, drawing, the beach and hiking. She is also a big fan of Panera Bread. Her website is


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