Closed-caption poem (A poem)

With a few small changes here and there, taken from closed-captioning… Man speaks indistinctly Camera clicks Man whispers Breathing deeply Ceiling banging Sighs Rattling Sighs Rattling continues Sighs Knife clatters Woman Man Metal clangs Sighs Metal clatters Electronic music plays Tires squeal Loud music plays on car stereo Gears grind Metal creaks Grunts Camera shutter [...]

The power of fear (a poem)

After Monday’s relative draught, I did a lot of writing yesterday. The subjects included Harpo Marx, vampires (not necessarily of the Dracula variety), and train travel. This poem is one of two I wrote about Anthony Hill, the young black man who was killed Monday afternoon by a police officer—despite the fact that Hill was [...]