Silent blue screen (A poem)

Inspiration has been in short supply the last couple of days. This is Saturday’s sole poem, partly the result of following the November 7th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, which involved taking lines or images from a previously written poem I did not like, and using them to write [...]

There’s no such thing as snow anymore (A poem)

An attempt to conceptually connect weather and television. 1 There’s no such thing as snow anymore outside of old movies on TV It used to be such a common thing the blank slate you could turn to once in a while a palate cleanser for the eyes 2 Outside, all was silence a blanket of white [...]

Punk-rock girl at the country store (a poem)

Random thoughts… Do you think she’s still there? Her kid should be two by now would she be sitting with him behind the counter making sandwiches and watching that show with the judge? She’s probably a lot more tired (you try keeping up with a two-year-old) otherwise probably the same Just because we changed doesn’t [...]

Grandpa’s pipe (a poem)

The January 21st prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to ‘focus on taste, hearing, scent, and touch’ instead of on sight. I diverged from the prompt after that, going back to a childhood memory instead of noting things throughout my day… The sweet smell of pipe tobacco reminds me of [...]

A bunch of questions and answers for no particular reason

I recently found some lists of questions posted by people on Tumblr. I guess the idea is that the people who see the posts then choose one or more questions to ask of the person who posted them. I didn’t feel like doing that, so I just did a quick copy-and-paste into a Word document… How [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #11 (April 11, 2013)

Today's prompt: a tanka. Should be simple enough; after all, the more widely known haiku is really just an abbreviated tanka. The difference is that a tanka has two additional lines of seven syllables each. Today's entry is actually kind of silly, but I've been doing battle with Roxio Toast, trying to burn a DVD [...]