What to Talk About

There are just a handful – very few – people to whom I refuse to speak. Sometimes it’s because their behavior has been criminal. No point in mincing words, but I prefer not to speak to criminals. They all get cut off at some point…

Dear Stalkers

Yes, you… New England boy with the pleasant voice and brilliant mind. Well, maybe not you, per se, intentionally, but your boss(es). You’re a nice man. I enjoyed our conversations. I suspected you a few years ago, prior to Facebook hacking my account for who…

Clinical Reduction

Funny thing, the wisdom of moving on… It seems so clinical. So… I don’t know… cynical, perhaps. I don’t know. I wonder about life coaches… with the right questions to help me make the right choice. Just let go. But, I’m a poet! I am…

Princess Piqueé

Once upon a time… Here we go again with that trite line Once upon a time in a land far… Oh, please… seriously? For God’s sake, make it real. Ok, fine… this chick in the good ol’ US of A… I like “Princess” better… this…

Loving the Rain

Rain, then sun came today. It’s finally getting cold after weeks of sleepy heat. Afternoon doldrums at eighty-five, despite the A/C. Snow in the mountains, quenched the Cascade fire, I hope… the smoke was pleasant, yet, well, smoky. Austin calls to me, my baby boy,…

Strange as it Seems

The angst… painful lessons, all… but so appreciated! Demons and angels among you all led me to this point of gratitude. Strange as it seems. And so, you are released with love and blessings, those who came with love. You are banished forever, those who…

Hour 4: A Hundred Years … A plea..

Oh how we have evolved you say. We work while we sleep vacationing in the waking hours. Out dreams have been sacrificed and exchanged for the only commodity we have left. Time. We pursue passions from the mind. Physical activity is a way to connect…

Hour 5: 100 Years Ago

My grandparents were just being born. A few years back and now they are new to this world. Hope and dreams tied together with bows of twine in pristine butcher paper. They seek love and drink milk from cows that are rich and proud. I…

Awesome marathon

This was my first marathon. I was beyond excited when I signed up and I had a full marathon in mind. On signing up I realised that I wouldn’t make it due to other odd or even reasons…on the day of the half marathon I…

Submission Guidelines for Full Marathoners

Submissions to the 2022 Poetry Marathon Anthology are open now and will stay open through Friday, the 22nd of July! For the first time the anthology will have two different editors. Make sure you submit to the right editor. Ofuma Agali, is this year’s full…

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