The plight of the insomniac (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by Peter Juvonen’s painting, Mexican Hat Dance. It’s an impossible-to-navigate party of shark’s teeth and demon tails a jigsaw puzzle of sixes but for the couple snogging at the edge of the room behind a screen that’s too short to do its job That path straight out of Joe Versus the Volcano [...]

Wishing (a poem)

The January 25th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to use an abstract word as the title of a poem, then write that poem using concrete images. This is what I came up with… The hint of a smile on her face invites me to ask for more Her [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #4 (April 4, 2014)

Today's prompt: write a lune…the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. Two hundred balloons dot the blue afternoon sky orange, yellow, green Breathe deeply now look up at the sky close your [...]