The tropical heat percolated on the small of her back,
It was the early 60s, in Trenchtown.
The flies bothered them only in the morning,
In the night, they clung to the ceiling and watched them make […]
A musician with no hands.
A painter with no eyes.
A poet with no tongue.
A lover with no love.
Victims of desire.
Hour 10, Promp […]
The cottage hid behind the treeline.
A firefly circled my bottle of Stella.
It was good to breathe without the mask.
It was good to escape the heat and strange faces of the desert city.
The l […]
Oh Revolt! My Revolt!
Old America is dying
And this voyage is about to come to an end.
TVs and phones burn bright.
Old gh […]
When her friends stopped visiting,
When her family stopped calling.
When he went inside another woman— and she was still breastfeeding his baby.
When a wild dog kept breaking into the yar […]
Powerful! You chose a good structure for this poem; it works well, it keeps momentum, while still adding new ideas with each stanza. 🙂
Thank you, Jacob. It was cathartic.
I like the power and directness evoked by the repeated sentence structures. The progression of the poem takes us from what happens to her, to what she decide to how she takes her power. I really like this poem and spent some time with it.
Thank you for this note, it means a lot to me.
Wow, a stong and meaningful poem! Great job!
*strong! Silly typos! 😉
Waking up under red curls, hot breath and thrown, tiny bodies.
Little rag dolls.
The fur of dogs rising and falling over my pillows.
Joshua Tree Breakfast Bliss co […]
She lay on her back
Her jacket was too big
Fresh dying leaves on top
Rotten dying leaves on bottom
The coming frost bit the end of her nose
Her hair tickled her neck
The zipper grazed h […]
They haven’t solved your death. I think about you and your last breath.
The coroner doesn’t return my calls. No one speaks of your blood splattered on your paintings and walls.
Your dog is […]
Counting the hours
My heart is going to pop.
(When the kids go away, my mind begins to fray)
Was it because their father left m […]
Rescue dog from a shelter
Foster dog (one, two or three)
Pregnancy via your best friend
California King bed
First, go to a high kill animal shelter. Select one or two dogs using heart and […]
She read to our class about rape and race,
More freckles than tears on her beautiful face.
She smiled and said reach out anytime,
A few months later, I did, when I felt my prime.
The kindness was gone, the […]
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