The things that make me remember (a poem)

A jumble of memories and present moments in this one… Seems I’m always pulling out the cord the light dims the connection is cut the fragrance that used to greet me dissipates—slowly a lingering resentment somehow let go Steel, tempered and brushed leaves marks on skin where blood once flowed The apple still tastes as [...]

Open mic terzanelle #1 (a poem)

Today’s prompt is to write a terzanelle. After three attempts, I kind of like it, though I have not quite hit upon the right subject for it yet. In any event, this poem is my second attempt at the form. The late arrival sat in the corner and coughed The MC was on his third beer [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #10 (April 10, 2013)

Not particularly comfortable with today's prompt—probably not a good idea at this particular time. I did take it as a starting point, though… No, I don't think I'd want to go back now We had our moment The difference between then and now continues to grow The line between them is but a moment Time [...]