Tokyo (A poem)

Sometimes I return to the old stories, in hopes that I might tell them better… I remember feeling that way every time I heard that song swimming in a hazy sea and everything was breaking down That hungry feeling travelled with me from train to train and storm to storm Unexpected complications fell me at [...]

I didn’t expect (a poem)

The February 27th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write an anaphoric poem—i.e., a poem in which each line begins with the same word or phrase. As it turned out, Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano were the featured poets at the Redmond Association of Spokenword’s featured [...]

Unbroken (a poem)

Inspired by the ‘Broken’ episode of House… ‘I’m sick of life being interesting.’ Her sigh of resignation reverberated throughout the tiny space as she bowed her head and closed her eyes ‘When I came here, I was happy—now I’m not.’ Her eyes filled with tears her breath stuttered The room grew thick with the silence of disappointment [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2014)

Today's prompt comes from the Poetry Prompts page at PoeWar.com: Write a poem using Skeltonic Verse. I've shed no tears for so many years all my worst fears have no place to go So they grow and they grow and the next thing I know they knock me about as they fight to get out fuelling my [...]