A long-awaited truth (A poem)

Back to the epistles again, after a short break. You are happy now, I cannot deny That’s a truth for which you waited long You need no more to wonder why For your heart now sings a brand new song writ of joy, unbridled and free That’s a truth for which you waited long Worry not, my [...]

Our first date was on Valentine’s Day (A poem)

Back to the epistles again. When he read those words about being in love I couldn’t help but think of you the small moments that we shared the laughs we had the feelings we tried so hard to resist I’m so glad we gave in it may not have been enough but what we had has stayed [...]

Admonition to my mirror self (A poem)

Back to the epistles, this time in the form of a terzanelle. When you look in the mirror you see only failure and success you see only beauty and horror What about the rest— lessons learned and life lived? You see only failure and success For all the fucks you say you give not much seems [...]

Eleven reasons we’re not together (a poem)

And so it comes back around… The July 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to "write your own list poem using ‘because’ as your refrain word." (Their main point of reference is Juan Felipe Herrera’s ‘187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border’ poem.) As [...]

Questions about storytime (a poem)

Wrote this during one of the many folk songs people played at open mic earlier… Are people really as sad as the songs they sing? Tonight we’re here and we’re together what more do we need? What stories do our emotions tell when we let them out at night? Do they embellish what they tell [...]

27 Reasons I Still Have Anxiety (a poem)

This was a tough one. The July 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to "write your own list poem using 'because' as your refrain word." (Their main reference was Juan Felipe Herrera's '187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border' poem.) The tough part [...]