Drifting keys (A poem)

Sometimes instruments go out of key… When the key drifts in and out I get confused I don’t know whether I should be worried or annoyed or impressed by the persistence of someone who keeps on going long after the guitar has gone out of tune After all, what is that based on— scales set [...]

Last call (a poem)

Yesterday’s poem is a re-write of a poem I wrote last weekend… The door is closing on an empty space that used to be filled with light and the gentle sounds of the sea The keys are on the chain and it’s last call Meanwhile, the silence of the afternoon closes in with its secrets [...]

Somewhere faraway (a poem)

Yesterday morning, I arrived early for an appointment. For my in-car listening that morning, I had chosen a mixtape I made in 1987 (the CD player in my car stopped working back in February). One of the songs on the tape, included as an instrumental interlude, was ‘Somewhere Faraway’, from Melon’s 1987 album Deep Cut. (Club-goers may [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #6 (April 6, 2014)

Today's prompt: I didn't like today's prompt, so I went in search of another one. I decided to go with the sixth prompt listed in Kelli Russell Agodon’s 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month: Write a poem in two sections about two completely different things. Have the title link both items in a surprising way. I suspect the [...]