Stuff—31 March 2016

With the end of March comes the start of April—and, with the start of April, National Poetry Writing Month, a/k/a NaPoWriMo. Accordingly, this seems as good a time as any for an update… First, of course, I will be participating in NaPoWriMo again this year, my fourth year. Since I have been setting myself monthly [...]

The grand excuse (a poem)

I am really not this cynical, but sometimes you have to follow the thought to its conclusion… The best of all possible worlds is a conceit suggesting it is possible for us to know all possibilities suggesting inevitability is open to defeat suggesting defeat is reason to deny responsibility Suggesting it is possible for us [...]

the longest night (A poem)

A nasty cold is not particularly conducive to writing poetry, but I gave it a shot… Snorting, sneezing, scratchy-throat coughing—one giant throb Sleeping for minutes that feel like hours of hard work Every cell remains inert in formation as a blob tired of awakening every five minutes with a jerk Sleeping for minutes that feel [...]