Category Archives: poetry

Happy Hour

Day Two of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details…” My submission: Happy Hour Almost six p.m. Happy hour. Parking lot is … Continue reading

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Dodge Ball

It’s Day One of NaPoWriMo!* Today’s prompt: “write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. My offering: Dodge Ball … Continue reading

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Early Spring

longer days still dark I shiver with the tulips winter’s chill in spring

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NaPoWriMo Countdown

Tap tap… “Is this thing on?” I am answered with the squeal of feedback from my microphone. Squinting through the bright spotlight, I see vague outlines of a few forms in the audience. I hear the shuffling of feet, some … Continue reading

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Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

Today it is cold, wet and windy outside. From my living room, I watch jets coming in low as they approach PDX three miles to the south of my home. Usually they are high up and flying due south when … Continue reading

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Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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Kept Woman

I was a kept woman: kept from wanting, kept from having; kept at home, kept at arm’s length; kept alive, kept from living. I kept my head down, kept my opinions to myself. I couldn’t keep up. I gave up. … Continue reading

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