Drifting keys (A poem)

Sometimes instruments go out of key… When the key drifts in and out I get confused I don’t know whether I should be worried or annoyed or impressed by the persistence of someone who keeps on going long after the guitar has gone out of tune After all, what is that based on— scales set [...]

Filling time is a lonely business (a poem)

A bit frustrated with my writing the last couple of days. An acceptable result from this morning… You wouldn’t expect the hours to be so empty but then a void can open almost anywhere So it’s once more unto the breach attempting to reconcile the emptiness of space with the unshakable stigma of invisibility When [...]

6-Inch Alien (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano involves using a tabloid headline for inspiration. I found one, 6-INCH ALIEN, on the Weekly World News web site… The six-inch alien is back bravely carrying on with the mission despite the last ship to make it being destroyed by the giant Agnes Moorehead (12 June [...]