Cafe Zippy and Talicha J

Thursday night, I went to Everett Poetry Nite at Cafe Zippy for the first time. I’d been meaning to head up there for over a year, but had never got around to it, as the thought of fighting rush-hour traffic was totally unappealing. On this occasion, though, one of my online friends, Talicha Johnson, was [...]

There may be hope after all…

Having started to worry about whether my extensive use of color visuals in the book I am currently working on would work well with CreateSpace, I was happy to find this video on YouTube today: https://youtu.be/7MYrJbT64xU From what I can tell, the reproduction looks pretty good. So, for now, I shall forge ahead… (27 May [...]

Noise repellent (a poem)

Sometimes, you should let the art speak for itself… Names and images for shock value pointless exercises unworthy of the sound cheap spectacle in the name of outrageousness juvenile dementia underground Textures and angles in fascination’s home molten sound waves from cones and cores Pictures and facsimiles splotchy, with ragged edges association by adjacent placement [...]

Archaeology (a poem)

I had no idea where that first line was going to go when it popped into my head… The lake in the mirror a faraway place dark around the edges quiet, but no balm to the system empty of something vital separate from reality Spaces red spaces blue spaces aground beneath dirt mounds from long [...]

Without purpose (a poem)

I spent yesterday updating my blog and finishing the preliminary layout for a section of the next book, so I didn’t write yesterday. I was at it first thing this morning, though… Patience without virtue a ladder without rungs two sticks in the ground up against the building without purpose Bridges over dry beds names [...]