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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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Portrait

He smelled of pipe tobacco, Prince Albert to be precise. His soft jaw with a half day’s stubble looked scratchy, but I never ventured to touch it and find out. A dark amber bottle – Blitz beer — perpetually clamped … Continue reading

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vortex

You are the funnel circling the bathtub drain. You gurgle incomprehensible complaints and accusations. You suck vacuously at lavender scented air, all the while choking back the bile of sewer sludge that tickles your throat. Your vortex pulls in stinky … Continue reading

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Words and Paint

NaPoWriMo, Day 28 The prompt today deals with: “the concept of meta-poems – which are poems about poems! In this video, the poets Al Fireis, Lily Applebaum, Dave Poplar, and Camara Brown discuss Emily Dickinson’s ‘We learned the Whole of Love.’ … Continue reading

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Only a Dream

NaPoWriMo, Day 26. The prompt: Write a poem that uses repetition. Only a Dream I dreamt last night, but I can’t recall what happened in the dream. I dreamt last night and when I awoke, I felt lesser than. I dreamt … Continue reading

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Spring Awakes

Day 25 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s Prompt: Taking a cue from John Keats’ poem, “To Autumn,” write a poem that (a.) is specific to a season; (b.) uses imagery that relates to all five senses; (c.) includes a rhetorical question, like … Continue reading

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Jackals in the Key of C-Sharp Major

Day 21 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. I’ve been told before that I … Continue reading

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