His name: the ultimate act of resistance (a poem)

#DontSayHisName His name is his currency His name is his affirmation His name is his satisfaction His name is everywhere Refuse to speak it Refuse to recite it Refuse to write it Refuse to print it Speak only the office Speak only the title Speak only the role Speak only the political distinction Omit his name [...]

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National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 30

My Day 30 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write ‘a poem about something that happens again and again.’ Continuum Every hour of every day an ending an ascent to the sun in permanent eclipse marked by undulating flesh and salty tears The ritual must continue offerings made to the bejewelled figure [...]

When everything else evaporates or vaporises (NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 29 alternate poem)

This was my initial attempt at the Day 29 poem. I initially posted my second attempt because I felt this first one was too literal. Now that I look at it again, it really isn’t; it just lacks an emotional center (at least, for me it does).  When everything else evaporates or vaporises Of all [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 29

My Day 29 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—which involves choosing a ‘very specific, concrete noun’ from a favorite poem, doing some free writing based on that word, then incorporating that all into a new poem. I chose to work from the word bones, which I drew from a poem by S. R. [...]