Make it happen, or: Happen to make it?

A Copla Real with chiasmus No one jus' happens to make it; You gotta go make it happen! When down, you gotta recommit. What- you 'bout to give up again? Stiffen your lip 'n don't submit! Life really hard, I mus' admit; But when it hardest, that jus' when- When you jus' mad enough to… Continue reading Make it happen, or: Happen to make it?

Waiting ahead, or: Below

Poetry Partners #101 'Ode to the Unknown Road.', a poem by Marion Horton of 'Writing Whatnots' Safe, small, sweet And satisfying. Images buzz gently under The cup of my palms. The buzz becomes a Rumbling purr, Furry and mildly demanding. A nudging wet nose pushes at my hands, Widening my hold, Forcing my wrists apart.… Continue reading Waiting ahead, or: Below

Gusts of color, or: Petals of promise

Poetry Partners #60 A micropoem by Ash Evan Lippert of 'Wanderstruck' no more battles over this blooming hillside gusts of color Ash Evan Lippert: https://wanderstruckreverie.wordpress.com/ A Cleave poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™ no more battles, for one shared futureover this blooming hillsideflows with fragrant, floweringgusts of color~ petals of promise

Mind of, or: Matter

A 'Wheelchair Angel Style' poem My foot fractured, I stumbled around upon crutches, and never will I forget that experience. Still, truth be told & painful though that was, I was walking around again only several weeks later. Ultimately, those many days increased my appreciation of the daily struggles that my friend Jessica must contend… Continue reading Mind of, or: Matter

What now? Getting published?

Step 1. Write a series of blog posts about mourning your father.Step 2. Write a lot of poetry, including a year's worth of daily micropoems.Step 3. ? Publishing a book? The Skeptic's Kaddish? Many friends and family have suggested that I publish my Kaddish Journey as a book, and I do very much like the… Continue reading What now? Getting published?

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 2

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Below is my second week of Twitter poems: Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,David https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1347845574750392323 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1348207959097151488 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1348570347499524096 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1348932734111006720 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1349295122073014272 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1349657517358387209 https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1350019898068529154