National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 29

I took a contrarian approach to the napowrimo.net prompt for Day 29: ‘write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet.’ They all want to know about the cat— cat stories cat photos cat plots and cat conspiracies No (28 April 2020—posted April 29) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 27

Napowrimo.net made me their featured participant today for my Day 26 poem. Woo-hoo!. Meanwhile, I followed the napowrimo.net prompt for Day 27: writing a ‘poetic review of something that isn’t normally reviewed.’ Technically, the subject I chose is being constantly reviewed, but there you go… The nightmare is always the same The running tally sits [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 26

Back to the napowrimo.net prompt for Day 26: filling out an ‘almanac questionnaire’ and basing a poem on the responses. Outside grey and cloudy he’s got to cut back the daffodils in a day or two— this 57-year-old male human in pajama bottoms and a sweatshirt must maintain his house’s shipping container chic He was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 25

Today I went with Chris Jarmick’s prompt for Day 25: ‘This is from Auburn based writer, poet and artist Brendan McBreen:  Include a turtle, two vegetables, three machines, and four colors in a rhyming poem.’ I did not rhyme, but I did fulfill the other requirements. Even included an extra machine. Late eighties, Tokyo ‘Synch [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 21

Off-prompt today. I have no answers and today I’m not looking Sometimes it’s better to sit with the mystery and let it stew Understanding will come as the flavors deepen Let it happen (21 April 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they can’t get it [...]