Sordid state of affairs (a poem)

Earlier today, I combined a couple of poems while preparing to submit work to a journal; I finished this poem in similar fashion. The system absorbs the blows we take all the punches and most of the blame so stuck in our views that nothing changes A trail of corpses litters the screens of a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #26 (April 26, 2014)

Today's entry inadvertently combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem about a natural event. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a water poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: …give the curtal sonnet a whirl. Earlier, the prompt explains: …the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen-line sonnet. Instead, it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #16 (April 16, 2014)

Today's prompt: [W]rite a ten-line poem in which each line is a lie. They left the seat up and the toothpaste cap loose this much milk left in the carton —and drank the last of the orange juice The toilet paper roll is empty they forgot to lock the front door There are rainbow stains [...]