State of Mind—December 16, 1992 (A poem)

This morning, I have been listening to a mixtape I made in December of 1992… Early morning, Xmas day Almost-forgotten sounds come from the speaker cones There’s enough there to remember the feeling of that December afternoon the sky grown dark the traffic grown thick that chill in the air but the streets still bare [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #29 (April 29, 2013)

Today's prompt is to write a poem using at least five words from other languages. I spent five years living in Tokyo after college, so I decided to just try writing something in Japanese. 僕の言葉 誤解の原因 君の逃げ出した理由 僕の孤独の始まり 未練を隠して闇に消える でも、君の想い出を胸に秘める Here's a rough translation: My words The cause of the misunderstanding The reason you left [...]