Upon recognizing a previously unremarked-upon plot hole in The Matrix (A poem)

In The Matrix, there is a scene where Cypher is having dinner with Agent Smith as the two discuss the terms for putting Cypher back into the Matrix. As I was watching it earlier today, I found myself wondering: How did he get in and out of the Matrix to sabotage Morpheus and his crew by himself? [...]

The unspoken part of a conversation about not wanting to be alone (a poem)

Presented without comment (for once)… Speak to me in hushed tones as long as you’re here I’ll never be alone If I could hide with you your warmth would heal me and my dreams might come true Together in this place we have a second chance From ashes we will rise and here before our [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #23 (23 April 2013)

Today's writing prompt: triolets. Eight lines; iambic tetrameter; lines 1, 4, and 7 the same; lines 2 and 8 the same; ABaAabAB rhyme scheme. Not sure how closely I hewed to the particulars of the form, but I gave it a shot—several shots, actually. (The second one starts with a line from a poem by Emily Dickinson.) [...]