Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Eight: My stupid obsessions

Eighth poem of the day. The prompt for the hour was to write a pantoum… I hate all the thoughts that keep me awake because my mind refuses to relax taking my body along for the ride long after I have closed my eyes Because my mind refuses to relax I toss and turn and worry [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 7: A dream I never want to see again (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a backwards acrostic—that is, an acrostic in which the last letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. As it turned out, I had a horrible night’s sleep last night (with ugly dreams to match), so picking a word—insomnia—was [...]

There is no way to interrupt the process once it has begun (a poem)

Had trouble sleeping at first last night, so I tried writing a few things… Spinning squares send spiky spirals splashing across the factory floor but the machinery doesn’t stop Though I escape by roundabout means and random dodges I can still feel the shredded layers of skin about my mouth and face It heals quickly [...]