Week 2/Day 2. Ain’t what it used to be (a poem)

The second poem of the second week of the online retreat. (Slightly revised.) The old neighborhood ain’t what it used to be, I’m afraid. Used to be you might could do whatever you want, wouldn’t have no trouble doin’ it, neither. Like any place, it took gettin’ used to at first, but once you figured [...]

50/calmer (a poem)

The second week of the HoneLife eight-week Winter Poetry Challenge invites reflection on 2014, with a series of questions followed by directions on how to use the answers to those questions. Could I change? I continued to attract crazy people, and it seemed to be getting worse: long talkers tested the limits of the energy I’d [...]