National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 11

My Day 11 poem, based on the prompt at I once thought my self-doubtwas the grandest thing in the universeso dense and expansive—just massive, really—as to dwarf everything else Of course, now I know betterthat it is but a minor structureoccupying but a small city blockof the figurative architecturethat comprises my existence No, there’s [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #11 (pt. 2)

Here I use the prompt: a poem of origin. On his birthday, the seven-year-old decided he should be sad. (10 April 2019—posted April 11th) Wishes sometimes have consequences is available for pre-ordering from Amazon and your favorite local bookstores! IndieBound search: Hardcover: Paperback: Information about my other books can be found [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #11 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 11 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use book titles in a poem: 4 or 5 in a poem at least 8 lines long, 6 in a 12-line poem, or 8 in a 16-line poem. Here, in order, is the list of book titles I used: Cocteau’s World — Jean Cocteau (anthology; [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 11

This poem is based on the prompt for Day 11—a poem that addresses the future, answering the questions “What does y(our) future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?” [sic] Okay, it’s no State [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 11

My eleventh poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a bop.  Fly the friendly skies…? Once associated with gangs and cowards, the tactic of many against one is increasingly the first tactic to be employed in sticky situations ‘Fly the friendly skies of United’ Initial attempts at intimidation meet with resistance expressions [...]