A brief rumination on the meaning of a flag (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem for Flag Day. Although the prompt suggests writing specifically about the American flag—and I did keep that in mind—I concerned myself more with the meaning of flags in general, because the meaning of a flag can shift for any number [...]

‘Did you find everything you needed?’ (a poem)

My latest musings on an oddly quiet Tuesday morning… Whenever someone asks me that I know they’re talking about the contents of my grocery basket My answer is usually ‘yes’ unless they were out of my favorite yogurt or something If I were to take the question at face value my answer would be very [...]

Vignettes (a poem)

A series of vignettes on this early morning… I The city lingers in my mind a ghost in search of a metaphor Even a bad one will do— the identity doesn’t care what it is as long as it exists In the meantime it is protected II I once drew the eight of diamonds but [...]