A partial list of bad things (a poem)

My verbless poem challenge feels extra challenging today, so this one is a list poem. … Air quotes Cigarette smoke The devil below Republican leaders Bottom feeders Walmart greeters Weak links Clogged sinks Dry erase ink Oil spills Fever with chills Unpaid bills Macaroni collage A Monica Geller massage Self-sabotage The dating game Spirals of [...]

Sickbed slumber #4 (a poem)

Almost better—just one day, maybe two, to go… I should light the candles on the table There’s no atmosphere to create tonight but might still look nice the dim light flickering in the dark The cat sleeping on my chest keeps me warm the damp cloth on my forehead keeps the fever down the cup [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 22: What if the earth just has a fever? (a poem)

Every prompt today seems to be an Earth Day prompt: napowrimo.net, Writer’s Digest, The Daily Poet… The first thing I always think of is George Carlin’s ‘The planet is fine’ routine, so that had some influence on my Earth Day poem… The earth doesn’t care about us— not the way we think it does Agent Smith [...]