Small poems about big things

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a short poem about a big thing. Last year, I wrote about my self-doubt. This year, I addressed more universal concerns in a series of short poems. RACE It’s a social construct that has little to do with biology it doesn’t [...]

More weird dream stuff (December 2014)

More strange dreams last night/this morning… I I’m working in a hospital. I catch a woman with a scalpel trying to steal something. I knock the scalpel out of her hand and detain her for the authorities. The really odd thing is that she is a dead ringer for another woman at the hospital, so I [...]

Flashback: The Summer of My Discontent, 2012 Edition

Prelude It has been a while since my last post—over two months, in fact. I had intended to continue the saga of the Summer of 1987 in my next post—but, alas, real life decided to intervene. (You are forewarned—this could be a long one…) First, I lost the one source of (somewhat) regular income I [...]

A Million Bucks

Writing prompt from BlogHer: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money? What would you do if you found one million dollars? Personally, I'd be wondering where it came from. After all, nobody just leaves a million bucks lying around; unless it's a [...]