an inadvertent synopsis of what happened (a poem)

The January 30th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to eavesdrop on a conversation, take notes, and write a poem based on those notes. I took a slightly different approach (because I don’t like to eavesdrop), adapting bits and pieces from my social media feeds (mostly Twitter and Tumblr). I [...]

50/calmer (a poem)

The second week of the HoneLife eight-week Winter Poetry Challenge invites reflection on 2014, with a series of questions followed by directions on how to use the answers to those questions. Could I change? I continued to attract crazy people, and it seemed to be getting worse: long talkers tested the limits of the energy I’d [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #5 (April 5, 2013)

I partly ignored today's writing prompt. A cinquain doesn't sound like much of a stretch for me, since I often write in stanzas of five lines—but I really don't want to get so technical with my writing. It's enough for me that I sometimes am able to establish a particular rhythm within a piece… This morning I rose [...]