Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Twelve: Stipulations for receiving

Twelfth poem of the day. I followed the prompt, which was to write a poem using at least five of the following words: moon, lake, glory, jeep, breastbone, spare, canopy, panic. This means I am officially done with the half marathon. Depending on how I feel after I come back from tonight’s reading, I may try to add a [...]

The truth about sci-fi aliens (A poem)

A pantoum I wrote while watching Farscape and contemplating depictions of alien lifeforms in sci-fi… The alien characters are often the most intriguing but are never all that different from humanity to their basic forms, down to their way of speaking add color, an appendage, and a wide streak of insanity They’re never all that [...]

While I wait (A poem)

Started while sitting in a coffee shop that was a bit too warm for comfort… The room is large, but the tables are small there’s barely enough space for two and it’s hot—almost too hot for waiting Yet here I am, waiting for you There’s barely enough space for two but I’m making do with [...]

We did this to ourselves (A poem)

Bonus round—unfiltered… Yeah, being wrong can hurt like the time I waited until I was 40 to get married so I’d never have to worry about ever getting divorced and then we totally got divorced for the same tired old reasons that thousands of couples before us had for getting divorced And why didn’t the [...]

Dispatch from somewhere in the middle of the queue (a poem)

Not much writing yesterday. Fortunately, this last thing I wrote before calling it a night has some redeeming features… Have you been waiting as long as I have? Did you ever think we’d be waiting this long? Did you know it would be this hard to stay strong? With the setbacks and defeats disappointments and [...]

Two words (a poem)

…and the irritability continues. Fortunately, there's just one more day left in the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Two words popped into my head last night as I was falling asleep I thought they’d be the start of something intriguing but now I no longer remember what they were Two words popped into my head this morning [...]