Some circles are never unbroken (a poem)

Up past midnight again, but I did have a reason… Your Valentine is a cherry-pop pop song twitching nervously on a crackly, staticky radio dying on a corner table in an empty room I am the oddly lost beacon of desperation tripping down a deserted street trying to stay two steps ahead of the lightning [...]

Frayed (a poem)

A long day. Only one poem, but an improvement on yesterday… Is there another way to make the spark if the first encounter isn’t enough? Disappointment hovers so near the surface I can hide it, but I know it’s still there even as desire stretches me taut and tendons fray All the turmoil hidden thoughts [...]

National Poetry Writing Month, Day #24

Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a ‘mix-and-match’ poem, mixing ‘fancy’ and ‘non-fancy’ words. Not as big a stretch as some of the previous prompts, but… Who am I today? The identity to which I have awakened disappoints me I’m unaccustomed as of late to seeing myself the way other people view me I don’t like being affixed to [...]

After the race that never reaches an end, but abruptly stops just because (A poem)

I don’t know how I stumbled upon the horse-racing metaphor, but there it is… The dismount comes as a surprise you could be forgiven for not looking at just the right moment thinking you still had time to see it all Sometimes the horse is better off sitting out the race scars need time to [...]

Unbroken (a poem)

Inspired by the ‘Broken’ episode of House… ‘I’m sick of life being interesting.’ Her sigh of resignation reverberated throughout the tiny space as she bowed her head and closed her eyes ‘When I came here, I was happy—now I’m not.’ Her eyes filled with tears her breath stuttered The room grew thick with the silence of disappointment [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2013)

Today's prompt is to take a walk, make notes, and incorporate them into a poem. Well, this wasn't that kind of a day. So, instead of an actual walk, I took a mental walk through the day, and noted a few impressions… Reflections on a Saturday I You! You had one thing what you had [...]