National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 2

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 2: ‘write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three and a half blocks from the post office”), the types of trees or flowers, the color of the shirts on the people [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 1

I promised myself I wasn’t going to write a(nother) coronavirus poem. I mostly didn’t. Today’s entry is off-prompt; it was instead inspired by Stephen King’s April Fool’s Day tweet. It’s hard to believe that’s an old song now It never did get any respect The world has moved on and then some— but the Rick [...]

Live jelly cam (a poem)

Inspired by the Moneterey Bay Aquarium’s Live Jelly Cam. Tendrils parachutes adrift in solution Cherry-blossom pink burnt amber and gold in deep blue sea Tangles billows filigree A forest of fabrics and shoelaces flowing across the canvas (23 March 2020)     Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: [...]