Regret, or: More often

A rispetto I often relive my mistakes. I often sense life has no point. I often think I'm being too fake. No one's left for me to disappoint. I often curse under my breath. I often imagine my death. I often feel I'm not worth shit. More often than I'd like to admit.

New normal, or: Beginnings

An American sentence Due to COVID-19, my child started grade school without her teacher. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading New normal, or: Beginnings

Nervousness, or: We

My 1st oral poem https://youtu.be/kCRYV5k0Icw Nervousness // versus this // inclination to perform Consciousness // written thus // without pen or form Thoughts streaming out // screaming // they shout Pouting // demand control ~ Would we could // arrange ourselves ~ On pages Rhythms gauged ~ Should moods // presage // the outcomes? Kind… Continue reading Nervousness, or: We

Slushy, or: Brain freeze

An elfchen Anxiety Slurps brains Loudly through straw Rapacious, obnoxious, unwanted guest Elfchen Elfchen Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1? 4 4 What… Continue reading Slushy, or: Brain freeze

Total eclipse, or: The heart

A kimo anxiety's incapacitating; encapsulating the heart; capping capacity What's a kimo? According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli 🇮🇱 version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar: 3 lines.No rhymes.10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the… Continue reading Total eclipse, or: The heart