National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #5 (pt. 1)

Here I use the prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING. The task for Day 5 is to write a poem that includes seven references to falling. My approach was to use parts of song titles that contain some form of the word ‘fall’. All of the songs titles [...]

Zero (a poem)

Found Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem on Amazon Prime last night… Two of them joined by an invisible thread drawn into a turbulent vortex looking for a moment of trust for human touch But it doesn’t work that way he can’t get through anymore as the vortex opens wider and he falls in deeper and deeper and [...]

If the ground doesn’t shake for too long (a poem)

It's completely a coincidence that I wrote this last night. The first line popped into my head as I was watching the BBC’s Kate Bush documentary. The parenthetical line sums up part of my experience living in Tokyo—if more than a couple of months had passed since the last noticeable earthquake, I'd start to get [...]