Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Nine: The real problem, as I see it

Ninth poem of the day. Got myself stuck—until I decided to write a haiku, which forced me to focus. I have succeeded in changing my thoughts, but not in changing my mind. (13 August 2016) The original post is here: https://thepoetrymarathon.com/blog/kevinjoconner/hour-nine-the-real-problem-as-i-see-it/ Don’t forget to check out the other poems!

A lull in the conversation (a poem)

This started out as a simple haiku… Fingers press buttons to write the words and click ‘send’ —the easiest thing But waiting is hard For all of two minutes now there’s been no reply There must be something that someone’s not telling me What else can it be? If I hit ‘refresh’ maybe something will [...]

That laugh she had (a poem)

The August 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write linked haiku, with the last line of the first verse becoming the first line of the second, and so on. It also suggested writing about a favorite flower, tree, or vine, but I [...]