Whirlwind tour (A poem)

Back to the pantoum again. (Note that, although there is an actual word, carbonnade, that refers to Flemish beef stew, carbonade in this poem is a made-up word.) What from the carbonade tempts you to follow at such close distance when fifty percent don’t know who sent you enough to care about your view askance to follow at [...]

Closed-caption poem (A poem)

With a few small changes here and there, taken from closed-captioning… Man speaks indistinctly Camera clicks Man whispers Breathing deeply Ceiling banging Sighs Rattling Sighs Rattling continues Sighs Knife clatters Woman Man Metal clangs Sighs Metal clatters Electronic music plays Tires squeal Loud music plays on car stereo Gears grind Metal creaks Grunts Camera shutter [...]

Demarcation (a poem)

Letting the moment pass… The candle has long stopped burning its smoke has dissipated its light has gone The moment of silence has slipped into silence leaving only the sounds of breathing and the refrigerator’s hum There are no lies here in the darkness only the truth of what’s inside of me When the morning [...]

You (a poem)

Another HoneLife poetry exercise, this one on the theme of thankfulness… Each time I see you I feel a warmth like nothing else the sparkle in your eyes matches the smile on your face You have a way of expressing the things I feel but cannot say the sadness in your eyes reflects the tenderness [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #16 (April 16, 2013)

Decided to ignore today's prompt. Too difficult, if I'm to be honest. Instead, I wrote something short, prompted by the sunny weather this afternoon… Breathing slowly warmed by the sun the hint of a smile green eyes at peace in the moment Breathing deeply a sense of relief from troubles past closed eyes a smile [...]