An unsettling feeling, in four parts (a poem)

Trying something slightly different. Inspired by a Swedish Cancer Center commercial and episodes of The Twilight Zone. 1. Who wouldn’t mind a head of grey, thinning hair? The fictions of the commercial mind stretch implausible notions to the limits of absurdity On a beach somewhere a vacationing pensioner turns the pages of her book not [...]

Old photo of the young artist (A poem)

My copy of David Sylvian’s book Hypergraphia arrived in yesterday’s mail… The fold in the paper angles through the photograph neatly obscuring the cigarette in the subject’s hand The tears and textures at the paper’s edges hold stains of red wine and coffee in criss-crossing arcs The portrait of a man in youth now shows the signs [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #28 (April 28, 2013)

Today's prompt is to write a poem based on a color. I chose yellow… Yellow of the noonday sun: life and light and hope she brings, frames her face and sparkling eyes, warmth and love and a heart that sings. Yellow of the cotton fleece: comfortable and soft against my skin, a touch that brings [...]