The wall, alone (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by the painting ‘Fugue’, by Lu De’an, at VALA Art Center in Redmond, WA. Day after day after day it endures the constant beatings of weather stripped of color by sunlight rivets rusted by rain pummeled with debris by the wind until it aches A few dark patches reveal where machinery [...]

National Poetry Writing Month, Day #11

Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem ‘in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn't seemingly [sic] have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does.’ I approached this from a slightly different angle, describing parts of the [...]

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 [...]