A meditation on the art of a performance (A poem)

I wrote this earlier this evening while watching the documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present… I am merely here a presence that may or may not go unnoticed Sounds may or may not go unspoken The metronome ticks in an empty room with bare walls Sounds echo back and forth killing time A network of roads connects [...]

The nature of silence (A poem)

I spent yesterday watching Japanese movies checked out from the library. This poem was inspired by クローンは故郷をめざす (The Clone Returns Home)… Silence marks the moment of the separation the border between end and beginning the space where everything changes When the sound comes back it is sudden, deafening the discharge of a hundred atmospheres aflame Into the [...]

an inadvertent synopsis of what happened (a poem)

The January 30th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to eavesdrop on a conversation, take notes, and write a poem based on those notes. I took a slightly different approach (because I don’t like to eavesdrop), adapting bits and pieces from my social media feeds (mostly Twitter and Tumblr). I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #25 (April 25, 2013)

Today's prompt is to write a ballad. I can do that… On the Eve of Our Divorce Don't mention it again, my dear; it really wasn't much. In all this time, what we've held dear was just too hard to touch. We couldn't have been more surprised the day things fell apart. But, still, there [...]