National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 19: I’ll just have to try to get a few thousand more miles out of the existing parts

My Day 19 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which is to write a humorous rant. A comedian once said—and I must agree—that it would be greatif we could take body partsback to Searsto exchange them for onesthat work properly. The example he gavewas the one arm that can throwobjects long distances,whereas the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 18: If the surface is fogged

My Day 18 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which is to write a poem based on the title of a chapter from a book. I opted to use one of the many books in my to-read pile, Haruki Murakami’s Killing Comendatore. it is inconvenient, yes—but it means things are malfunctioningthe way they’re [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 15: Things I do

My Day 15 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt: ‘think about a small habit you picked up from one of your parents, and then to write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit.’  Enough time [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 13: Humanity gets a reboot

My Day 13 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which involves writing ‘a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow.’  13 April 2021 EARTH, Solar System (Assoc. Fantasy Press) — The presence and will of the Creator apparently became tangible today. Around the world, citizens awoke [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 12: A logical extrapolation

My Day 12 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which involves writing a poem using at least one word/idea/concept each from Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. I chose ‘Lusitania’ from the former and ‘completist’ from the latter.  The completist view is always that of ‘just one more’ but ‘just one more’ [...]