The parts of the movie I saw before falling asleep because it was late and I was tired (a poem)

It is a new month, meaning time to come up with a new challenge. After looking at a few different things, I settled upon the shadorma, a six-line form with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5. My initial effort using this form is an ekphrastic poem, inspired by the Richard Lester version of The Three Musketeers. On the [...]

Lost with the dream (a poem)

A cross of sorts between last night’s dreams and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind… (Note to self: think of better title for this one.) Was it you or Kate Winslet chiding me about being vague? Two LPs and a wedding dress later we were headed home ’35 minutes? You got lucky!’ Now I’m trying to [...]

The truth about sci-fi aliens (A poem)

A pantoum I wrote while watching Farscape and contemplating depictions of alien lifeforms in sci-fi… The alien characters are often the most intriguing but are never all that different from humanity to their basic forms, down to their way of speaking add color, an appendage, and a wide streak of insanity They’re never all that [...]

A long-awaited truth (A poem)

Back to the epistles again, after a short break. You are happy now, I cannot deny That’s a truth for which you waited long You need no more to wonder why For your heart now sings a brand new song writ of joy, unbridled and free That’s a truth for which you waited long Worry not, my [...]

Our first date was on Valentine’s Day (A poem)

Back to the epistles again. When he read those words about being in love I couldn’t help but think of you the small moments that we shared the laughs we had the feelings we tried so hard to resist I’m so glad we gave in it may not have been enough but what we had has stayed [...]

That’s what Xmas means to me (A poem)

Watching movies on Xmas eve… Lights out, America it’s a full-moon Xmas this year and here I am the night before Xmas eve preparing to sleep alone That’s what Xmas means to me I’ve got a tiny metal tree a nativity scene in a box stockings packed safely away Another silent night? That sounds about [...]