On Yumi’s birthday (A poem)

Continuing to explore the pantoum… The day has come around again you know, the one Shakespeare warned about Normally, I’d be contacting my old friend on the anniversary of her birth—though she’d probably be out You know, the one Shakespeare warned about (something to do with Julius Caesar) On the anniversary of my friend’s birth—though [...]

On your birthday (a poem)

A few weeks ago, I learned that a friend of mine died of cancer last September. Today would have been her 52nd birthday. It’s strange knowing you’re not around to celebrate this time We were born a day apart but I always felt we celebrated together our places on this shared journey our occasionally intersecting [...]

The window in the room where the poets played (a poem)

It’s double-shot Friday, I guess. Probably because of that second cup of coffee… Here at the table next to the window the light is dim throwing shadows everywhere Night waits at the window for silence to return when people sleep and only the rain still stirs The vase on the windowsill is happy it has [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #6 (April 6, 2014)

Today's prompt: I didn't like today's prompt, so I went in search of another one. I decided to go with the sixth prompt listed in Kelli Russell Agodon’s 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month: Write a poem in two sections about two completely different things. Have the title link both items in a surprising way. I suspect the [...]