Loss of vision (A poem)

I am a bit overdue to get my eyes checked… The frames have no glass they sit empty in the case not yet able to see Clarity is a future event coordinates unknown The eyes look through outdated lenses sometimes the outlines blur and objects lose their shape Every vision becomes an abstract open to [...]

Wishing (a poem)

The January 25th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to use an abstract word as the title of a poem, then write that poem using concrete images. This is what I came up with… The hint of a smile on her face invites me to ask for more Her [...]

A couple with their heads full of clouds (a poem)

The January 23rd prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem that either uses the title of a Salvador Dalí work as the title, or includes four items from a list of titles of his work. I ended up doing both. She looked down at the table her [...]

A bunch of questions and answers for no particular reason

I recently found some lists of questions posted by people on Tumblr. I guess the idea is that the people who see the posts then choose one or more questions to ask of the person who posted them. I didn’t feel like doing that, so I just did a quick copy-and-paste into a Word document… How [...]

You (a poem)

Another HoneLife poetry exercise, this one on the theme of thankfulness… Each time I see you I feel a warmth like nothing else the sparkle in your eyes matches the smile on your face You have a way of expressing the things I feel but cannot say the sadness in your eyes reflects the tenderness [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #15 (April 15, 2013)

Decided to ignore the writing prompt; too much trouble. I started three or four different drafts that either went nowhere, or I couldn't take any further. Here's the one I liked best (hated least): Teddy bears lined up on a shelf cuteness quotient through the roof But no one sees behind their eyes (16 April [...]