The meaning of winter (a poem)

The February 17th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to list memories of winter, then write a poem about them. Can we still call it ‘winter’ when it’s sixty degrees Fahrenheit in the middle of February and snow is only something we hear about on the evening news [...]

Something about the old cliché about shadows (a poem)

The February 16th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem about your shadow, then describe the shadows around you, etc. I took a more general approach. Shadows can’t exist without light Perhaps that’s an obvious statement but I’m reminded of it again and again whenever the [...]

Big, Beautiful Eyes

She had big, beautiful eyes. Her name was Nikki. I guess you could say she was my first crush. We were both in the third grade at Graham Hill Elementary. She was in the other class, but I would see her in the playground during recess. I’m not sure when I first noticed her, but [...]