Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Eleven: Neither neither nor nor

Eleventh poem of the day. I followed the prompt, which was to write a poem from the point of view of someone without a home. Where is there left to go when you’re neither neither nor nor? When you’re not allowed a name only a label? When you’re defined by what you (don’t) have instead of who you [...]

Me, right now

Inspired by Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices (with no pretensions of being either as good or as clever)… I am: middle-aged white (Finnish/Irish/other European bits/American) American male heterosexual divorced under-employed introverted often shy creative thoughtful generous selfish uncertain hesitant intuitive stubborn quirky anxious calm always secretly in love with somebody contrary solitary intelligent naïve trusting [...]

Opposite Day (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem about opposites—specifically, to make two lists of characteristics, with one list being the opposite of the other, then writing a poem in two voices, going back and forth between the lists. I took a different approach to the theme… Contrary [...]