Moon Shot

Via Dave Kingsbury's Moon Shot tanka challenge Dave Kingsbury at A Nomad in Cyberspace posted a beautiful, evocative tanka today and challenged followers to add their own "in the hope that . . . the whole thing turns out to be somehow greater than the sum of its parts." Here's Dave's kickstarter tanka: Eyes down … Continue reading Moon Shot

Truths: A Sestina

From time to time, I check my old journals, notebooks, filing cabinets, or Word files to see what I wrote when I was much younger.  I do so not just to find something to post here but to see what I had to say back then and how what I thought and wrote as a … Continue reading Truths: A Sestina

A Poem, Some Pics

Given the schizophrenic weather we've been experiencing in recent months, I thought this poem appropriate for the occasion, and seeing as how it's about the seasons, I reckoned I'd throw in a few pics from hikes I took in 2 different seasons.  Enjoy, and please do let me know what you think. Changing Seasons Snowflakes … Continue reading A Poem, Some Pics

Alas, This Current Moment

via Daily Prompt: Foreign A wee bit of melancholy, defeatist wordplay for y'all today, born of my frustration over America's current, seemingly interminable political moment spurred on by a lying, mad bully beholden to despotic autocrats.  Quick, someblogger say something to cheer me up. Foreign influence campaigns leave me praying for rain to wash corrupt … Continue reading Alas, This Current Moment

Explaining the road rash on my forearm while working the register at Barnes & Noble

via Daily Prompt: Permit Word Count = 587 / Reading time = 2 minutes, 40 seconds I wrote this long poem in the summer of 2007, when my daughter was 18 months old and the circumstances of my life briefly allowed me to ride my bicycle, in conjunction with the city bus, back and forth … Continue reading Explaining the road rash on my forearm while working the register at Barnes & Noble