National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 2

My second poem for National Poetry Writing Month combines the prompts from Napowrimo.net (write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe) and the Napowrimo Facebook page (write a poem inspired by your favorite piece of art)… Alchemical trails Mix light             dark             color texture             doubt                         hesitation Place a frame [...]

Constructing thick layers of dust (a poem)

Written while watching the On the Edge symposium on YouTube… 1 A body of work emerges slowly— too slowly, it feels as though the body is sloughing off skin the flakes landing in random patterns on floor and fabric as I scratch them from my forehead All the candles in my house have been exhausted [...]

Mutable truths, or scenes from a short slumber on a rainy mid-week afternoon (a poem)

Yesterday, I attended an ekphrastic writing workshop. Distracted by the conversations taking place in the gallery during the time set aside for writing, I had trouble writing much of anything during the three and a half hours I was there. Instead, I found myself underlining the words within the words on the page of writing [...]

Have you suffered enough? (a poem)

Up early this morning, I was watching Sliders, of all things… 1 Love and art make demands sometimes even the strongest cannot bear Wreckage and debris litter the path what’s left but to navigate the hazards? You can’t calculate that sort of thing 2 Shelter and security exist only on the outside Inside, we’re at the [...]