Something to consider before applying for my poet license (a poem)

I managed to get this one out during the last few hours of a migraine… I wish honesty could flow from my pen as easily as it flows from my thoughts There’s something about confronting myself that sets me on edge Skirting the edges is a full-time job (22 January 2016—posted January 23rd)

Eleven reasons we’re not together (a poem)

And so it comes back around… The July 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to "write your own list poem using ‘because’ as your refrain word." (Their main point of reference is Juan Felipe Herrera’s ‘187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border’ poem.) As [...]

27 Reasons I Still Have Anxiety (a poem)

This was a tough one. The July 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to "write your own list poem using 'because' as your refrain word." (Their main reference was Juan Felipe Herrera's '187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross The Border' poem.) The tough part [...]