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Birthday, or: Surprise!

A Shadorma birthday start(!); dimmed lights enshroud all... astonish! overjoyed, tribe honors dear matriarch; merriments ensue! Twiglets #310 dimmed lights Tanka Tuesday This shadorma is written for today's #TankaTuesday prompt, which is to incorporate three of these randomly generated words in a syllabic form: I employed the following three words: 1) 'birthday', 2) 'astonish', 3)… Continue reading Birthday, or: Surprise!

Winter’s waters, or: Windshield wipers

Eisenmenger syndrome is caused by a congenital heart defect. If the defect is identified before it causes significant pulmonary hypertension, it can be repaired through surgery, preventing the disease. Otherwise, a heart–lung transplant is the only curative option. My friend died at the age of 28 from Eisenmenger syndrome. She was born in Soviet Ukraine… Continue reading Winter’s waters, or: Windshield wipers

Stubborn hopes, or: Weary despair

A 'Wounded Couplet' Having moved twice across the vast ocean, I've been hollowed out as pieces flaked off, Shaken loose by each wave, Wearing away at the last of my brave. Biting chills blow through with my every cough, Being depleted by every motion, Lugging cumbersome baggage everywhere, Full of stubborn hopes and weary despair.… Continue reading Stubborn hopes, or: Weary despair

Remaining, or: In between

Poetry Partners #164 An 'American Sentence' by Kaci Rigney Life begins and ends with a heartbeat, breathing and bleeding in between. Kaci Rigney: A 'Crystalline' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Decay's inevitability rattles venerable hollows. Grounded hope's for the remaining, rather than in dreams of remaining. Show faith in the collective present;… Continue reading Remaining, or: In between

REBLOG: ‘Sparks’ by Paul Vincent Cannon

Poem: Rambunctious, fugitive thoughts rolled in seeking refuge and took roost in the emptiness of my mind, a mischief afoot, but what can be done? The door was open, nothing was going on, how could I refuse? I can feel them fluttering about, their eloquence so light in expressive songs of radiance, a dispersion of… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Sparks’ by Paul Vincent Cannon

A burst of defiance

Photo credit: Soap&Skin Sighing, Conley descended the exotic staircase to verify the prodigious piano instructor's frantic account. Lucille made her apathy towards the drudgery of her lessons known at every opportunity… and wasn't above climbing atop her instrument in a burst of defiance. This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday… Continue reading A burst of defiance

The Metanome, or: Creativity forms verses

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Metanome, or: Creativity forms verses

Doomed, or: If you don’t…

A 'Septolet' Putin pardons convicts to attack Ukraine as "Wagner" mercenaries. Mercenaries are shot for fleeing. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.