debbie millman

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Poetry Tuesday: Rejection

It was a tin doll house you gave me and when you
assembled it your hands bled
and I knew you loved me.

This is how it was presented to me, love was;
it made me envious to watch the blood drip,
to taste the salty, metallic mess.

Your blatant skin and smoky eyes led me on.
You followed me everywhere.

But when I asked, you said no.
I pushed and inquired if by no, you meant no.

You spit, you tucked in your shirt, and you nodded.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, you write good poems.

6/27/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck yeah.

7/10/2006 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blatant skin? that's not even English. oh brother. you need more people around you who are willing to criticize your stuff.

7/16/2006 09:33:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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