Tag: poetry

It’s Weirdly Quiet

When it’s quiet I think I’m deaf or dead But— How do I tell? So, I say (quiet) Hey— Anybody out there? Sometimes The cat comes (quiet) But all remains— […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific. The prompt prolific can be interpreted as pro-life. It’s in there: pro-lific and pro-life. Looks like these two might have something in common, right? I’m not speaking […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening. Hardened in heart anew, But glad to have sat under Thunder and rain with you, And grateful too For sunlight on the […]

Wait, That’s Not Even a Poem

In my past life When I dropped myself on the bed Overworked, exhausted & sleep-deprived After studying English poetry all night There were snippets of rhymed lines Waging a war […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story Potential

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Not much of a photo, but a potential for story here. The story of the lost ball; or, the art of losing […]

Staring into That Good Night

So it’s night and I go to smoke Outside And see—so many fucking stars Just hanging up there Flickering like crazy (Maybe Some of them are planes) Anyway Here’s the […]

Walls Make Neighbours

There’s a wall between me And the gritty city street Just a wall Of concrete or brick or shit One and something feet maybe Separating me From everything not-home Not-nice, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd. The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough. —Ezra Pound

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations (on Clouds)

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations. Ben Huberman of WordPress says variations, thinking of music (and cheese). I hear variations, and think of poetry (and permutations). Poetry shall […]

Random Suggestions Poetry

I’ve been fascinated with the relatively recent feature of the WordPress Reader: the Suggestions that show at the top, just above the feed. What’s so curious about them is: I […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence. The words the happy say Are paltry melody But those the silent feel Are beautiful— Emily Dickinson  

Zombies’ Night Out

People swarm and swell And form a dumb mass Of bodies to fill the train Their vital signs are sound Except—they are dead And there are too many of them […]

Intimacy with Strangers

Elbow to elbow | Thigh to thigh The guy on a packed bus | Sitting next to me No | On top of me He’s in my personal space | […]

Tenement Rules

I was on community service this week. I call it community service but it’s in fact a chore wheel where the six flats in the tenement take turns in cleaning […]

So I Got These Ikea Glasses…

Design IKEA Made in CHINA What the f*ck? Well *shrug* Glass is glass You drop it . It breaks . . Into millions Of shards . . . Except, I […]

Sorry about the Silence

I haven’t been around for a while. (Stating the obvious.) I’ve been busy busting my ass working like my life depended on it (it sort of does). It’s not that […]

An Anti-nursery Rhyme

Sleep is when You’re awake, but unaware Or comatose, and oblivious Or dead, not a care Sleep takes  The pains Out of all things Who’d want to be up Not […]