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 [...]

Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Five: The last time I went there

Fifth poem of the day. The green fields I see out the window always remind me of earlier travels It doesn’t matter that I have not seen them before I think the color is enough to spark the memory Farmlands punctuated by electrical towers always let me know where I am on the journey The buildings [...]

In a room by the lake towards the end of the day (a poem)

An unusual move for me: I wrote this poem this afternoon, then read it at an open mic three hours later… I heard rattling and footsteps outside a man with a bicycle walked past the window the surface of the lake rippled next to the dock The clock on the wall stood at 11:14 the [...]