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 [...]

The politics of division (A poem)

A small break from the pantoum. I did write one yesterday, but I like this short poem better… The way we run through here full speed you’d think we were being chased But we don’t know where we’re going the field is in disarray taken to fighting each other The house is dividing will the house [...]

Loss of vision (A poem)

I am a bit overdue to get my eyes checked… The frames have no glass they sit empty in the case not yet able to see Clarity is a future event coordinates unknown The eyes look through outdated lenses sometimes the outlines blur and objects lose their shape Every vision becomes an abstract open to [...]

Punk-rock girl at the country store (a poem)

Random thoughts… Do you think she’s still there? Her kid should be two by now would she be sitting with him behind the counter making sandwiches and watching that show with the judge? She’s probably a lot more tired (you try keeping up with a two-year-old) otherwise probably the same Just because we changed doesn’t [...]

The Slow Demise of Modern Democracy (a pessimist’s poem)

The November 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a poem that has more multisyllabic [sic] words than single syllabic [sic] words’. Apparently, the following is what happens when I purposely try to increase the syllable count… Threatening defiant (in)action malcontent congressmen hamper substantive [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2013)

Today's prompt is to take a walk, make notes, and incorporate them into a poem. Well, this wasn't that kind of a day. So, instead of an actual walk, I took a mental walk through the day, and noted a few impressions… Reflections on a Saturday I You! You had one thing what you had [...]