On Yumi’s birthday (A poem)

Continuing to explore the pantoum… The day has come around again you know, the one Shakespeare warned about Normally, I’d be contacting my old friend on the anniversary of her birth—though she’d probably be out You know, the one Shakespeare warned about (something to do with Julius Caesar) On the anniversary of my friend’s birth—though [...]

Paris, 2015 (a poem)

Today’s entry in the Writer’s Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge involves writing a ‘things-not-as-they-appear’ poem… It’s her birthday today No doubt she’s enjoying the cool spring evening at a Paris sidewalk cafe an apéritif in her hand eyes gently closed visions of Piaf in her head The sigh that passes from her lips could be interpreted a number of [...]

On your birthday (a poem)

A few weeks ago, I learned that a friend of mine died of cancer last September. Today would have been her 52nd birthday. It’s strange knowing you’re not around to celebrate this time We were born a day apart but I always felt we celebrated together our places on this shared journey our occasionally intersecting [...]