The Intimacy of My First Live Poetry Reading in Two Years electric yowzawild heart bangingthroat drummingthe words the words parading off the pageinto the air – marchingon shoulders, dancing oncheeks, the eyes hotwith emotionthe words the words rooting out of my bodyanchoring me homein that room, making roomfor language to zingthe words the words purpose… Continue reading #NPM22 – The Intimacy of My First Live Poetry Reading In Two Years & The Intimacy of Picnics
Poem 334 – The Unfinished
The Unfinished Like flags at half mastKnow this position won’t lastFor change comes on steady blowsWhen the hours fill fastAnd grief slips slowly into pastAnd strength to rise up grows On darkened mornings in rough seesThe writer learns to know her abilitiesAnd fear takes the plank then does a diveThe words are generous with their… Continue reading Poem 334 – The Unfinished
Poem 271 & Reviews x 2!
Her anxiety… …like the three-skin layer scratch on my thumb knucklepuffed pink edges, little sighs of pain & the scab catchingon polyester blends, the teal wool sweater, the yellow&whitestriped dish towel – I can’t take it away the line of wound the regimen of stinging how it feels itselfmuch more than it will ever show… Continue reading Poem 271 & Reviews x 2!
Poem 184 – Because & Thimbles Book Review
Because Because I said in a writing workshop there’s little room for because in a poemBecause every word mattersBecause you are your wordsBecause I am my wordsBecause subordinating conjunctions are necessary and importantBecause it is be + causeBecause be the causeBecause it looks so pretty in cursiveBecause it can start a sentenceBecause because because because… Continue reading Poem 184 – Because & Thimbles Book Review