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 [...]

Broken teeth and second-degree burns (A poem)

A pantoum inspired by physical sensations and the occasional mind-body struggle. When it feels as though my teeth are about to shatter and the hot and cold shoot down to the pit of my stomach I have to remember that mere physical sensations aren’t supposed to matter Steady concentration is supposed to put me back on [...]

Capitalism (A poem)

I ended up not writing anything yesterday (though not intentionally), so I made sure to write something shortly after I awoke this morning… Engineered to kill but lusting for life the predator moves about the world always searching Pretending to be brave but frightened inside the warrior charges through the battlefield always fighting Conquering the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #18 (April 18, 2013)

Today's prompt: write a poem that begins and ends with the same word. Given the whirlwind-of-change-inspired self-reflection of the last few months, it was almost too easy. Not that the poem itself was necessarily easy, just the challenge… I haven't stopped for long though time seems to stretch out this moment beyond tolerance Unannounced delays [...]