The inconsequential daydreams of a cracked shell (a poem)

I don’t know what this is, but I wrote it anyway. The sharp edges of fire every piece of knowledge not mine empty amidst the fragrant screens soot, smoke, charcoal, and ash exceptions to the protocol of layers and their command of facts Insinuations in fragments on the ground next to walls of shadow, doubt, [...]

Happy for the day (a poem)

I was doing other stuff, so this was all I wrote yesterday… You know, this reminds me so much of back then: the sunlight, the breeze, the hint of autumn crispness in the late summer air that song I used to listen to on my Walkman® as I walked from shop to shop looking for [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 5: Political Science (c. 2015) (a poem)

Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt is a bit tricky. It involves taking an Emily Dickinson poem, stripping out all the line breaks, re-breaking the lines, and adding and subtracting words. I chose to use her poem The World is not Conclusion, turning it into a commentary on the current state of American politics… This world has no conclusion we [...]

A few thoughts on the subject of gravity (a poem)

Starting with a chance line heard while watching a TV show… Gravity is not restricted to planets and suns that may explain a lot of things if not the motivations behind them I don’t have a strong sense of my own pull I tend to doubt most of what I attract until it breaks free [...]

Running on empty (a poem)

The January 14th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem that consists of one run-on sentence—commas okay, but no colons or semi-colons. I hate run-on sentences, but I figured I'd give this one a shot. I ended up, more or less, with a prose poem. I don’t like [...]