Category Archives: Original Writing

April 2 Poem: Gravity’s Lament

Today’s 30/30 poem I wrote in response to a 4/1 Writers Digest prompt to write a Resistance poem. Gravity’s Lament Friction is such a drag

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April 1 Poem: I Don’t Drink Beer

April is National Poetry Month, and many poets honor it by writing a new poem each day. We call this 30/30 – thirty poems in thirty days. My April 1 poem: a haiku I Don’t Drink Beer Beer tastes too … Continue reading

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Haiku series: Nightclub Proof

Don’t be getting any ideas. The following is not based on actual events and shall never be. Cuz Shots? They ain’t me. Hey, look – I rhymed! Observation 1 your interest in me directly proportional to proximity Observation 2 our … Continue reading

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Free verse with recording: Let’s Play!

This is a rewrite of a 2013 poem. Listen to the recording so you know how to read it. I dedicated the recording to my daughter Allison because she likes the creepy stuff. Let’s Play! broken twig shallow print – I … Continue reading

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Free verse: Your Brilliance of Being

Your Brilliance of Being You are Apollo on Fire so very bright the Sun defers to your halo of light there is no night only shadows cast by a smile so vast that gods conspire to extinguish your fire Burn … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous bits

Various bits I’ve tweeted recently. Capturing here because this is where the words go. — Don’t bother me – I’m busy cultivating my Tortured Genius persona. — Nerd, thou dost transcend generation and gender Mine own fate lies with the roll of … Continue reading

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Will Piggies Never Learn?

I wrote this in response to a prompt to retell a tale. A Wolf may not be a Wolf until you force it to be a Wolf or… Will Piggies Never Learn? Your house of straw My slightest breeze Your … Continue reading

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