National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 30

My Day 30 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-thirty-8/.  Imagine the artiststanding beneath a spotlightbefore the moon makes it past the trees A little house, dark bluemixed with amber and greenteasing out nostalgia like sugar The old man by the mailboxestells me there’s work to be done I just want to sleepbut have no [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 29

My Day 29 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-nine-8/.  I started out on a high note. Because nothing beats being alivewhen it comes to a birthday gift. When you’ve spent all eternity so farnot existing, the miracle of birthcertainly is good for a lift. I don’t remember the day at all—after all, it was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 28

My Day 28 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-eight-8/. This is a concrete poem (as such); the text appears in more straightforward style beneath the image. Weeds multiply in front of my housewhere they’re not supposed to grow. Despite my best efforts to keep them at baythey sprout forth and spike at all angles,clustered [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 27

My Day 27 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-seven-8/. It’s a conundrum.Wednesday is wearing her Sunday disguise again. Wednesday often wears her Sunday disguisebut it’s always incomplete somehow. Somehow, she always leaves out little details,so it’s impossible to guess her intent— impossible to tell whether she’s feeling lazy or playful,or maybe a little forgetful. [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 26

My Day 26 poem, based extremely loosely on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-six-8/. Elementary schoolpicturesinevitably have that first-day-of-classcast to them. Signs propped up in frontidentify the school, class, date, and (sometimes) teacher;missingis the name of thelocale,every time. (26 April 2022)   Order Wishes sometimes have consequences from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they [...]