Open mic terzanelle #1 (a poem)

Today’s prompt is to write a terzanelle. After three attempts, I kind of like it, though I have not quite hit upon the right subject for it yet. In any event, this poem is my second attempt at the form. The late arrival sat in the corner and coughed The MC was on his third beer [...]

Vignettes (a poem)

A series of vignettes on this early morning… I The city lingers in my mind a ghost in search of a metaphor Even a bad one will do— the identity doesn’t care what it is as long as it exists In the meantime it is protected II I once drew the eight of diamonds but [...]

Youthful discretion (a poem)

Inspired by a photograph… She reminds me of someone I once knew I don’t hear from her anymore I guess I can’t blame her I had my reasons but they seem so frivolous now It’s too late for everything wishful thinking means nothing second chances don’t exist The walls are too high this time and [...]

Saturday morning (a poem)

Now back to some regular poeting… The November 29th 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 begins with the next thing anyone says to you.’ If nobody else is around, it suggests calling somebody up, or turning on the TV or radio, [...]