This Is Fifty-three: Just the Words, Man—Published!

The Just the Words, Man edition of This Is Fifty-three is now available! For now, you can find it at CreateSpace; it should be listed on Amazon within the next few days. I have also made a proper page for both editions of the book on my website: https://www.kevinjoconner.com/this-is-fifty-three/. The full-color edition is still in the proofing [...]

Closed-caption poem (A poem)

With a few small changes here and there, taken from closed-captioning… Man speaks indistinctly Camera clicks Man whispers Breathing deeply Ceiling banging Sighs Rattling Sighs Rattling continues Sighs Knife clatters Woman Man Metal clangs Sighs Metal clatters Electronic music plays Tires squeal Loud music plays on car stereo Gears grind Metal creaks Grunts Camera shutter [...]

Capitalism (A poem)

I ended up not writing anything yesterday (though not intentionally), so I made sure to write something shortly after I awoke this morning… Engineered to kill but lusting for life the predator moves about the world always searching Pretending to be brave but frightened inside the warrior charges through the battlefield always fighting Conquering the [...]

Cortege (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write in a different way than usual, whether that be in a different form or style, using different imagery or words, etc. The poem I wrote just before this one probably achieves that goal more successfully—but I like this one better. It was inspired [...]

Zero (a poem)

Found Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem on Amazon Prime last night… Two of them joined by an invisible thread drawn into a turbulent vortex looking for a moment of trust for human touch But it doesn’t work that way he can’t get through anymore as the vortex opens wider and he falls in deeper and deeper and [...]

A couple with their heads full of clouds (a poem)

The January 23rd prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem that either uses the title of a Salvador Dalí work as the title, or includes four items from a list of titles of his work. I ended up doing both. She looked down at the table her [...]