The following is intended only for mature audiences (A poem)

For this one, I used the November 29th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, which is to take the first thing anybody says to you (or, if you don't see anybody, the first thing you hear on radio, TV, etc.), and use it as the first line of a poem. I [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 1: The cat’s gone crazy (a poem)

Today has been one of those days where it has been harder to get things on paper. None of the prompts I have looked at for this first day of NaPoWriMo have done much for me, so I wrote about one of my cats acting strangely… There’s no other explanation for it Out of nowhere [...]

Every dance I’ve ever been to (a poem)

Inspired by a song on the Cale & Eno album Wrong Way Up. The lilting rhythms give her something to dance to while he stands in the corner (as usual) When embarrassed and proud come to the dance together embarrassed watches proud live out loud Proud wishes embarrassed would join her to shout out loud in [...]

Exclusion

We've become an exclusive bunch. Instead of inviting what we want in, we put the majority of our effort into keeping what we don't want out. Instead of taking the bad with the good (I don't know why the actual saying has the two reversed), we throw out both so we don't have to worry [...]