National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #9 (pts. 1 and 2)

For Day 9, I combine the two prompts I have been using: The prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING, calls for a poem that uses anaphora. The prompt calls for ‘a Sei Shonagon-style list of “things”’. (And I forgot to update the title of this post. It [...]

Beginning to melt (a poem)

Written this Tuesday morning while listening to the music that follows… Pouring forth into clouds and whispers the slow, steady build makes her presence known Hours accumulate into days and disappear Pouring forth behind steeled glances and snaking lines she bides her time Rainfall makes floods from cloudy skies Pouring forth through fluid movement blurring [...]

Western Family Original Saltines (a poem)

I should not have been surprised—Western Family products tend to be kind of gross… Western Family Original Saltines the official saltine for the man whose life is forever on the verge Western Family Original Saltines thin and tasteless barely enough substance to hold together Western Family Original Saltines crumble at the slightest bit of pressure [...]

with difficulty (a poem)

Haven’t done a verbless poem for a while… with difficulty the question     the query     the request for a leg up with difficulty a circle     incomplete     light     a sliver with difficulty the stone     the feather     the precipice with difficulty a door, ajar     a note with a tear     insulation of stubbornness with difficulty [...]