My complicated relationship with poetry, continued

In February 2015, I wrote a post called My complicated relationship with poetry.  After re-reading it, I figured it was time for an update… Since my original post, I have been regularly attending open mics. At last count, there are seven different open mics that I go to—five that take place monthly, and two that take [...]

Only bones remain (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by a photograph by Yang Xiaobin: http://ekphrasticassimilations.org/yang-xiaobin-1/ Overlapping frames obscure the path to Heaven Illumination reveals it is still there but the cracks in the emulsion cast doubt on the timeline The impossibility of the task is evident from every angle— and the amber patches of dried blood left by past failures [...]