The wall, alone (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by the painting ‘Fugue’, by Lu De’an, at VALA Art Center in Redmond, WA. Day after day after day it endures the constant beatings of weather stripped of color by sunlight rivets rusted by rain pummeled with debris by the wind until it aches A few dark patches reveal where machinery [...]

Remnants (a poem)

The September 5th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a poem ‘that confronts climate change, environmental degradation, habitat destruction and/or forest mismanagement’. It suggests a few words for inclusion: cage, habitat, dead, altered, destabilized, remnant, margins, mutilated. I used the words, but [...]