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 [...]

Election Day Redux: State of the Union

Re-posting this poem from April 2013 (but with the edits I later made for Journalism) for Election Day. The original post can be found here. With rodomontade nonpareil, the esteemed Senator Dunderhead clove to the bilious position he'd espoused during a particularly ego-fuelled rant in the aftermath of the latest crisis. That the elusive logic of his twice-baked [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #20 (April 20, 2013)

Today's prompt: write a poem using at least five of the following words: owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed gutter non-pareil artillery salt curl ego rodomontade elusive twice ghost cheese cowbird truffle svelte quahog bilious Thanks to comments recently made by one of our more (ahem!) colorful…elected officials, this was [...]