Baxter Vaughan’s clock (a poem)

This name just popped into my head last night, so I wrote it down… No break for Baxter Vaughan there with the cheese grater and a pen all second thoughts and underlines a clock with not enough minutes on the kitchen wall Coffee cup rings on Baxter Vaughan’s notebook a spill out to the edge [...]

A partial list of bad things (a poem)

My verbless poem challenge feels extra challenging today, so this one is a list poem. … Air quotes Cigarette smoke The devil below Republican leaders Bottom feeders Walmart greeters Weak links Clogged sinks Dry erase ink Oil spills Fever with chills Unpaid bills Macaroni collage A Monica Geller massage Self-sabotage The dating game Spirals of [...]

There’s always another Kevin (A poem)

Back to exploring the pantoum… It seems the name Kevin has fallen into disrepute thanks to serial-killer movies and general overexposure In 1990, Kevins were everywhere—that’s not in dispute but now, that seems to be over Thanks to serial-killer movies and general overexposure Kevin has lost whatever cachet it once had The age of Kevin seems [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #24 (24 April 2013)

I hate today's prompt: use anagrams from my name. The suggested anagram generator came up with a bunch of crap, half of which didn't resemble actual words (the other half seemed to rely inordinately upon the word "jinn"). So, I winged it. I hate the results—but there it is… Revoke Jane's con in me an' [...]