Dream menagerie (a poem)

The August 3rd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano is to ‘imagine yourself holding five things in your hand: a person, a building, a weapon, and two other items of your choosing.’ I chose Miles Davis, the Eiffel Tower, a flame-thrower, railroad tracks, and an elevator… [...]

Nearly laid low by jazz (a poem)

The October 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves writing a poem ‘about feeling dizzy after listening to jazz.’ As it turns out, I was at the Silver Platters store in Northgate yesterday; as I was browsing through the LPs, they put on Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. [...]