We

The earth is like a blue bottle jelly fish a creature of many creatures floating in an ocean of cosmic gas. We hurtle through space at an incredible speed pushed by waves from an unknown source. And we each are part of the other. Singular,…

One marathon to join them all

From across the globe they gathered defying timezones and technology bringing their poems haikus, sonnets, rhymes, limericks, elegies, odes, and so much more Some wrote through the night some wrote though to dawn hour by hour word by word so passionate so strong Learning, teaching,…

Sonnet – Bigger

Prompt 19, Hour 19 This prompt is based on an idea from Danielle Wong. Below are two images of a Siphonophore Apolemia. It is an animal that actually is made up of hundreds of animals that clone themselves; the scientists had thought that together they…

The Entity

A curtain of deadly tentacles Roams the Indian Ocean.   Working together Each holding on to their one job.   The greater good succeeds The great individual.   As it grows and feeds down below, We break apart on land.   We fragment. We don’t…

Confusion (3:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 19)

~ D², @d2poetry Swirling indecision focus unstable heartbeat inconsistent breathing labored also shallow balance unavailable stand thought sit sleep thought awake starve thought full steady thought unsettled short though tall bushy though bald stubby though thin saint though I was in sin. ~ D², 06.23.19,…

Say What You Mean

Hollow phrases from empty faces Robotic repetitions rendered meaningless Some used to be polite, but now they are just trite Why is “Welcome home” usually followed by a complaint or fight? Or is it just something that happened to be on a cute doormat? Are…

A Promise

I’d like to begin with a confession: I am not an expert in love.* In fact I am not an expert on many things. I can’t sing. I can’t dance. I struggle with rhyming. But I am willing to try. To try my best. To…

Ode to a Sonnet

Shakespeare wrote sonnets High School English teachers assign sonnets College kids may memorize devotional sonnets Grad students pontificate upon sonnets Poets ponder publishing pleasing books with sonnets I do not write sonnets I do not need 14 lines of rhythm and rhyme imposing structure and…