The end of everything? (a poem)

Attempting to put the current state of things in context… They’re calling it the end of everything with no sense of exaggeration or irony I feel like we’ve been here before I remember 1984 (and 2001, and 2003) We thought it would be all over then it got bad—but we survived long enough for the [...]

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I have to wonder (A poem)

At a recent open mic, a couple of people addressed the subject of abuse in the things they read. People I know have addressed the subject in blog posts and private conversations… I listened to her words added up to forty-four shook my head and wondered how… Another voice spoke up this one from the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #26 (April 26, 2014)

Today's entry inadvertently combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem about a natural event. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a water poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: …give the curtal sonnet a whirl. Earlier, the prompt explains: …the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen-line sonnet. Instead, it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and [...]