Admonition to my mirror self (A poem)

Back to the epistles, this time in the form of a terzanelle. When you look in the mirror you see only failure and success you see only beauty and horror What about the rest— lessons learned and life lived? You see only failure and success For all the fucks you say you give not much seems [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 21: Erasure poem (a poem)

Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to create an erasure poem, in which you take existing text and erase words to make a poem from what you leave untouched. I used page 35 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.   In case anyone has problems seeing the image, here is the text (minus the spacing): Already open and infinite Beautiful—yellow lustrous [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #21 (21 April 2013)

Ignored today's prompt, which involved "re-writing" a poem called "Lines for the Fortune Cookies". Not so interested in that. Instead, I leave you with a brief impression from a function I attended last night that apparently did not get going until well after I'd left and turned in for the night… The music seemed to [...]