Torn, struggling heart, or: Butterfly wing

Butterfly Cinquain one rent butterfly wing cripples more severely than a hominid's broken leg; it's more akin to a torn, struggling heart that beats impotently in desperate flutters #TankaTuesday The above butterfly cinquain was written for Colleen M. Chesebroโ€™s โ€˜Tanka Tuesdayโ€™ prompt. Poets were prompted to employ this particular poetic form, which Colleen explains.

Sweet, or: Sour

A butterfly cinquain I spat the orange juice out into the sink drain; eyed the carton; and notified Papa, who chuckled at my innocence. "Have you forgotten you've already brushed your teeth?" #TankaTuesday The above butterfly cinquain was written for Colleen M. Chesebro's 'Tanka Tuesday' prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems based on… Continue reading Sweet, or: Sour

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 19

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Due to the ongoing violence in Israel, I ended up posting eight Twitter poems this week, instead of the usual seven. If you'd like to read my [general] perspective on the current explosion of violence here in Israel,… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 19