In the aftermath of the coup (a poem)

This started out as a shadorma, but I couldn’t make it work—dreams are funny that way… You led me through the hollowed-out maze of stairs away from the surveillance cameras outside into safe chambers before the tanks rolled through town I kissed you well before the bomb exploded we hid under the covers “Fuck fuck [...]

How far will we get without a running start when the whole world is against us? (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by The Matrix. Everything can be traced to something beyond the surface but we can’t find it without that helping hand The view is obscured by an accident of focus to follow the voice is the only way out The maze leads to the drop looking down is not advised if we [...]

Whenever I skip buying a cable because I am sure I already have the one I need (a poem)

I did not write anything yesterday (though I did continue working on book cover drafts), so here is a bonus trinket from Tuesday… Cords and cables knots and tangles and I still can’t find the one I’m looking for Half of them don’t go to anything anyway I mean, who still has a landline? (4 [...]

The endless journey (a poem)

The December 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a poem beginning with the line 96% of the universe is made up of the dark and unknown. I modified that ever-so-slightly… 96% of the universe is made up of the dark and the unknown [...]